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The Shrouded Path

The Shrouded Path

Last 8 in stock
ISBN
9780571332410
Published
06/09/2018
9780571332410
Format
Hardback
Price
£12.99
Paperback
400

About the Book

The past won’t stay buried forever…

November, 1957: Six teenage girls walk in the churning Derbyshire mists, the first chills of winter in the air. Their voices carrying across the fields, they follow the old train tracks into the dark tunnel of the Cutting. Only five appear on the other side.

October, 2014: a dying mother, feverishly fixated on a friend from her childhood, makes a plea: ‘Find Valerie.’ Mina’s elderly mother had never discussed her childhood with her daughter before. So who was Valerie? Where does her obsession spring from?

DC Connie Childs, off balance after her last big case, is partnered up with new arrival to Bampton, Peter Dahl. Following up on what seems like a simple natural death, DC Childs’ old instincts kick in, pointing her right back to one cold evening in 1957. As Connie starts to broaden her enquiries, the investigation begins to spiral increasingly close to home.

The past won’t stay buried forever…November, 1957: Six teenage girls walk in the churning Derbyshire mists, the first chills of winter in the air. Their voices carrying across the fields, they follow the old train tracks into the dark tunnel of the Cutting. Only five appear on the other side. October, 2014: a dying mother, feverishly fixated on a friend from her childhood, makes a plea: ‘Find Valerie.’ Mina’s elderly mother had never discussed her childhood with her daughter before. So who was Valerie? Where does her obsession spring from?DC Connie Childs, off balance after her last big case, is partnered up with new arrival to Bampton, Peter Dahl. Following up on what seems like a simple natural death, DC Childs’ old instincts kick in, pointing her right back to one cold evening in 1957. As Connie starts to broaden her enquiries, the investigation begins to spiral increasingly close to home.
  • Sarah Ward

    Sarah Ward is an online book reviewer whose blog, Crimepieces (www.crimepieces.com), reviews the best of current crime fiction published around the world. She has also reviewed for Eurocrime and Crimesquad and is a judge for the Petrona Award for Scandinavian translated crime novels. She lives in Derbyshire. Follow Sarah on Twitter @sarahrward1
“‘Familiar police procedural shenanigans are given a macabre and unsettling twist.’Barry Forshaw,Guardian”
- Barry Forshaw, Guardian
“The Shrouded Path appeared in the Times Crime Club newsletter last week: https://nuk-tnl-deck-prod-static.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/projects/eb7bfee7a00af6aedab37fdb7fc71d64.html”
- Karen Robinson, The Times Crime Club

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