The 9th novel in Kate Ellis's wonderfully addictive Wesley Peterson series
The brutal massacre of the Harford family at Potwoolstan Hall in Devon in 1985 shocked the country and passed into local folklore. And when a journalist researching the case is murdered twenty years later, the horror is reawakened.
Sixteenth century Potwoolstan Hall, now a New Age healing centre, is reputed to be cursed because of the crimes of its builder, and it seems that inheritance of evil lives on as DI Wesley Peterson is faced with his most disturbing case yet. As more people die violently, Wesley needs to discover why a young woman has transformed a dolls house into a miniature reconstruction of the massacre scene. And could the solution to his case lie across the Atlantic Ocean, in the ruined remains of an early English settlement in Virginia USA?
When the truth is finally revealed, it turns out to be as horrifying as it is dangerous...
The guesswork goes on until the end in the latest of this excellent series - The Good Book Guide
Star author. Unputdownable - Bookseller
A gripping read - Best Magazine
A beguiling author who interweaves past and present - The Times
Traditional detective fiction with a twist - fans will love it - Scotland on Sunday
Skilfully weaves past and present into a seamless narrative - The Scotsman
Kate Ellis was born and brought up in Liverpool and studied drama in Manchester. She is the award-winning author of the DI Wesley Peterson detective novels, as well as the Albert Lincoln trilogy and the Joe Plantagenet mysteries.
In 2019 Kate won the CWA Dagger in the Library Award for her crime writing. It was the second time she had been shortlisted for the award, and she has also twice been shortlisted for the CWA Short Story Dagger.
Visit her online at: www.kateellis.co.uk