by Michael Hambling
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Pub Date 03 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 17 Nov 2022
Looking for a gripping mystery by a bestselling author? Packed full of twists, this crime thriller will keep you turning the pages until the stunning conclusion.
Exploring a foggy Wiltshire hill path, a walker hears a distant scream and calls the police, but the attending officers find nothing.
Two days later, a farmworker comes across a woman’s body, her head bashed in. The victim is quickly identified as Bridget Kirkbride, who lived alone in a small cottage in a pretty nearby village.
Detective Sophie Allen is called in. It’s her first major case as head of the newly-formed Wessex Serious Crime Unit — and she’s under pressure to get a quick result.
Bridget was a mainstay of village life, always ready to help out her neighbours. No one has a bad word to say about her.
So who killed her?
Her supposedly devoted son, Grant, has disappeared without trace.
Then a body is pulled out of a reed bed in the River Severn.
Sophie and her team are in a race against time to uncover the truth before anyone else pays the ultimate price.
Discover a captivating crime mystery which will have you gripped from start to finish.
If you like Angela Marsons, Ann Cleeves, Rachel Abbott, J.D. Kirk, J.M. Dalgleish, Joy Ellis, Mark Billingham or Janice Frost you will be gripped by this thrilling crime mystery.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MICHAEL HAMBLING:
“Very well written and highly recommended.” Viv
“An utterly compelling book from Michael Hambling.” Ron
“The characters were a diverse, mixed bag of well-developed, realistic personalities.” Nicki
“This book is a must-read.” Barbara
“This was a good book, I love Sophie as a character.” Hannelore
DCI Sophie Allen is Dorset’s acknowledged expert on murder and violent crime. In this latest series entry, Sophie has just been promoted to Chief Superintendent of the Wessex Serious Crimes Unit, overseeing investigations across Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset. She is in her late forties, and lives with her husband in Wareham. She has two grown-up daughters. Sophie has a law degree and a master’s in criminal psychology. Her brilliant mind conceals some dark secrets from her past.
The Dorset/Wiltshire border. Two beautiful English rural counties, but the stunning countryside belies darkness beneath the surface.
DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVOURITE MYSTERY SERIES NOW.
THE DCI SOPHIE ALLEN BOOKS
Book 1: DARK CRIMES
Book 2: DEADLY CRIMES
Book 3: SECRET CRIMES
Book 4: BURIED CRIMES
Book 5: TWISTED CRIMES
Book 6: EVIL CRIMES
Book 7: SHADOW CRIMES
Book 8: SILENT CRIMES
Book 9: RUTHLESS CRIMES
Book 10: BRUTAL CRIMES
Book 11: HIDDEN CRIMES
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