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A Patient Fury

Sarah Ward

An unputdownable new Derbyshire thriller, in the vein of Val McDermid’s A Place of Execution.

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Three bodies discovered.

A family obliterated.

All evidence seems to point to one murderer: the mother.

DC Connie Childs, determined to discover the truth about the fire-wrecked property on Cross Farm Lane, realises that a fourth body – one they cannot find – must hold the key to the mystery. But what Connie fails to realise is that her determination to unmask the murderer might cost her more than her health – this time she could lose the thing she cares about most: her career.

Critic Reviews

A quietly powerful rural procedural that delves deep into the most disturbed niches of the psyche

The Times Crime Club
Critic Reviews

The Derbyshire countryside is beautifully evoked as the plot unfolds, revealing that the victims’ past had a large part to play in their fate and that old jealousies can cast long shadows . . . Childs [is] a modern police heroine to cherish.

Daily Mail
Critic Reviews

Like Ann Cleeves, Ward infuses a degree of Scandinavian chilliness into her resolutely English scenarios, and has a gift for the macabre image.

Critic Reviews

Murder, malevolence and a hint of the macabre have become the trademark of one of England’s most exciting new crime novelists . . . Outstanding . . . An enthralling investigation and an ingenious series of twists and turns.

Lancashire Evening Post

Sarah Ward is the author of In Bitter Chill, which was published in 2015 to critical acclaim. On her blog, Crimepieces (www.crimepieces.com), she reviews the best of current crime fiction published around the world, and she has also reviewed for Euro Crime and CrimeSquad. She is a judge for the Petrona Award for Scandinavian translated crime novels. She lives in…

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