Can a missing person be found before it is too late? Don't miss New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry's twenty-first heart-warming Christmas novella.
New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry's twenty-first heart-warming Christmas novella.
When Mariah Ellison arrives in the picturesque village of St Helen's to spend the festive season with her old friend Sadie Alsop, she is shocked to discover that Sadie has vanished. Her husband has no idea where she has gone or when she will return but, thankfully, Mariah has other friends in the village who are willing to offer their hospitality.
Once settled, she begins a rigorous search for Sadie that is fuelled by malicious gossip as harsh as the winter snow. Has Sadie run away? Has she been kidnapped? Has someone harmed her? And how long can she survive if she has no shelter from the bitterly cold weather? As Christmas Day approaches, Mariah is increasingly determined to solve the mystery of Sadie's disappearance and bring her home in time to celebrate Yuletide together . . .
A Christmas cracker full of rich storytelling, classic conundrums, timeless life lessons and the gift of forgiveness - Lancashire Evening Post
With its powerful message of responsibility and redemption - 'We need both to forgive and to be forgiven' - it conveys a moral force in keeping with the season - Wall Street Journal
If Christmas puts you in the mood for a good Agatha Christie, try Perry - Glasgow Evening Times
[An] engaging historical mystery . . . a winner - Booklist
The tale is redolent with Victorian atmosphere, from the hypocritical snobbishness to the rigid social conventions of the time - Tangled Web
Delightful...The perfect gift for a whodunit addict - Oxford Times
Praise for Anne Perry's Christmas novellas: 'A bite-sized mystery that could be fitted in after your Christmas lunch - Daily Telegraph
Anne Perry is a New York Times bestselling author noted for her memorable characters, historical accuracy and exploration of social and ethical issues. Her two series, one featuring Thomas Pitt and one featuring William Monk, have been published in multiple languages. Anne Perry has also published a successful series based around World War One and the Reavley family, and the recent standalone novel The Sheen on the Silk. Anne Perry was selected by The Times as one of the twentieth century's '100 Masters of Crime'.