'A beguiling author who interweaves past and present' The Times
When Dr James Dalcott is shot dead in his cottage it looks very much like an execution. And as DI Wesley Peterson begins piecing together the victim's life, he finds that the well-liked country doctor has been harbouring strange and dramatic family secrets.
Meanwhile, archaeologist Neil Watson has discovered a number of skeletons in nearby Tailors Court that bear marks of dissection and might be linked to tales of body snatching by a rogue physician in the sixteenth century. But when Neil finds the bones of a child buried with a 1930s coin, the investigation takes a sinister turn.
Who were the children evacuated to Tailors Court during World War II? And where are they now? When a link is established between the wartime evacuees and Dr Dalcott's death, Wesley is faced with his most challenging case yet.
Whether you've read the whole series, or are discovering Kate Ellis's DI Wesley Peterson novels for the first time, this is the perfect page-turner if you love reading Elly Griffiths and Ann Cleeves.
PRAISE FOR KATE ELLIS:
'I loved this novel . . . a powerful story of loss, malice and deception' Ann Cleeves
'The chilling plot will keep you spooked and thrilled to the end' Closer
'A gripping read' Best
'A fine storyteller, weaving the past and present in a way that makes you want to read on' Peterborough Evening Telegraph