Secrets can be fatal. But so can the truth.
When the murdered body of Lauren Shaw is discovered laid out on the altar of St Mary the Virgin church in Eastbourne it sends a chill to the core of those who have lived in the area for a long time. They remember another woman, also young and pretty, whose slain corpse was placed in the same spot 60 years ago.
Dee Doran is as intrigued as the rest but focused on her investigation of the whereabouts of a missing person from the Polish community. The police weren’t interested but Dee’s journalistic instincts tell her something is amiss.
But as she starts asking questions Dee finds the answers all point to the same conclusion - someone is keeping secrets and they will do whatever it takes to keep them safe.
A chilling and gripping crime thriller that fans of Fiona Barton and Alex Marwood will love.
What readers are saying about When the Dead Speak
‘Sheila Bugler presents a straight-forward plot that is highly intriguing & full of well-rounded characters, sprinkled with several red herrings & lots of clever twists & turns. Reminiscent of Agatha Christie at her innovative peak, this is the best crime novel I’ve read in 2020.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This was an amazing book. I loved how it unravelled from Emma’s diary pages, and the investigating of the murders… I was on the edge of my seat.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I finished reading this at 2am because I couldn’t put it down. Anyone who likes a good crime story will absolutely love this.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Brilliant, the storyline and characters just kept me wanting to read page after page…’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I need the next book in the series now!!’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐