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Saturday 12 November 2016

‘Beneath the Ashes’ by Jane Isaac

Published by Legend Press,
1 November 2016.
ISBN: 978-1-7850-7-974-4 (OPB).
As Nancy Faraday returns to consciousness pain sears through her head. She is lying on the floor and there is blood around her. She can see that she is in her boyfriend Evan’s kitchen, and that she is wearing last night’s clothes, but she has no recollection of how she has ended up on the floor amidst broken glass.

The discovery of a man’s body in a burnt-out barn in the Warwickshire countryside is passed for investigation to DI Will Jackman. The barn is on Lawton’s farm which leads them to Nancy – disorientated, confused and unable to remember anything beyond dinner with Evan the night before. Only one  thing is certain: Evan is missing.

Identification of the body proves to be less than straightforward, and as Will Jackman and his team widen their investigations they find not answers but more questions and more suspects, who all seem to be hiding something. Another murder increases the pressure on Will.

With his boss Superintendent Janus on his back for results and his own dilemma regarding promotion, Will doggedly continues to pursue every lead in his search for the truth.  Then Nancy is threatened.  Can Will find the killer before there is another murder?

With well-fleshed out characters’ and good plotting this is an intriguing mystery that kept me avidly turning pages.  The many threads are skilfully drawn together providing a satisfactory conclusion. Highly recommended
Reviewer: Lizzie Hayes

Jane Isaac lives with her husband, daughter and dog, Bollo, in rural Northamptonshire, UK. Her debut novel, An Unfamiliar Murder, was nominated as best mystery in the 'eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook awards 2013.' The Truth Will Out was nominated as 'Thriller of the Month - April 2014' by and winner of 'Noveltunity book club selection - May 2014'. Jane's latest title, Before It's Too Late, will be published by Legend Press on the 1st of June 2015.
Jane loves to hear from readers and writers. Visit her website at , where you can email her through the contacts page or peruse her blog, 'Caffeine's Not a Crime'.

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