The chilling twenty-fourth mystery in the bestselling Wesley Peterson series by acclaimed crime writer Kate Ellis.
The dead don't always rest in peace . . .
The brand new mystery in the bestselling Wesley Peterson series from acclaimed crime writer
On a stormy night in December, a tree is blown down on an isolated Devon farm. And when the fallen tree is dragged away a rucksack is found caught amongst the roots - and next to it is a human skeleton.
The discovery of the body and the rucksack revives memories for DI Wesley Peterson. A young hitchhiker who went missing twelve years ago was last seen carrying a similar backpack. Suddenly a half-forgotten cold case has turned into a murder investigation.
Meanwhile, in the nearby village of Petherham, a famous TV psychic is found dead in suspicious circumstances whilst staying at a local guesthouse. Wesley's friend, archaeologist Neil Watson, is studying Petherham's ancient mill and uncovering the village's sinister history. Could the string of mysterious deaths in Petherham over a hundred years ago be connected to the recent killings?
As Wesley digs deeper into the case, it seems that the dark whisperings of a Burial Circle in the village might not be merely legend after all . . .
Praise for Kate Ellis's gripping novels:
'A beguiling author who interweaves past and present' The Times
'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 fine storyteller, weaving the past and present in a way that makes you want to read on' Peterborough Evening Telegraph
A beguiling author who interweaves past and present - The Times
Haunting - Independent
The chilling plot will keep you spooked and thrilled to the end - Closer
I loved this novel . . . a powerful story of loss, malice and deception
Kate Ellis was born and brought up in Liverpool and studied drama in Manchester. She is the author of the Wesley Peterson murder mysteries, as well as the Albert Lincoln trilogy and the Joe Plantagenet mysteries.
In 2019 Kate was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award for the second time. She has also twice been shortlisted for CWA Short Story Dagger.
Visit her online at: www.kateellis.co.uk