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by Faber & Faber, 7 September 2017. ISBN-13:
Detective Inspector Francis Sadler and DC Connie Childs are
called in the middle of the night to a fire on Cross Farm Lane.When they arrive, the house is a
furnace.The fire commander confirms
that there are definitely bodies inside and it is soon clear that all of the
occupants are dead, and one of the bodies is hanging, suspended from the
ceiling and macabrely twisting. They establish from a neighbour that the house
was occupied by a couple with a little boy.
next of kin are Julia Winson and her brother George.Julia conducts ghost tours and is constantly
looking over her shoulder convinced that she is being watched. Maybe she should
give up the ghost tours.Brother George
runs an antique business but as the story progress he is revealed as having a
the police rule it as a murder-suicide, but as they delve deeper an old
criminal enquiry comes to light, the disappearance in June 1980 of Elizabeth
Winson, Julia and George’s mother, who ran a knitting shop in the town and
around lunch time left her shop leaving a note pinned to the door ‘Back in two
Patient Fury in the third book in the
series featuring DC Connie Childs. It is one of the best books I have read this
year.I love a mystery and this one has
two mysteries.Who was responsible for the
deaths of the Winson family, and what happened to Elizabeth Winson in
1980?The story twists and turns as
Sadler and Childs continue to dig into the lives of the family both alive and
deceased.Slowly bits of the past are
revealed cleverly illustrating the characters of the Winson family.But is one of them a killer?
delving into the characters of the Winson family let us not overlook the
development of the passionate and troubled Connie Childs and the enigmatic
Francis Sadler, who lives and breathes the job.Will there be more to this situation in the next book?
well as being cleverly and intricately plotted this had a most unexpected and
interesting ending that took me totally by surprise and had me going back and
mulling over the clues. This book is highly recommended.
Reviewer: Lizzie Sirett Earlier books in the series are, A
Bitter Chill and A Deadly Thaw.Add
them to your Christmas list.
Wardis an online book reviewer whose blog,
Crimepieces, reviews the best of current crime fiction published around the
world. She is a judge for the Petrona Award for
translated Scandinavian crime novels. Sarah lives in rural Derbyshire
where her debut novel, In Bitter Chill, published by
Faber and Faber, is set.