The Loner is the third in the Polvellan Mysteries, a warm-hearted series set in beautiful Cornwall.
When Jess Trevanion goes to deliver some plants to John Preece, a reclusive neighbour in Polvellan village, she is shocked and saddened to find him dead. When talk turns to the funeral arrangements, Jess s sadness becomes resolve when she realises that, like herself, very few people knew the real John Preece although he d lived in the village for many years, his background is a mystery. Jess uses her investigative skills to research John s family, and is surprised and horrified by what she finds out.
Meanwhile, Jess also discovers the story behind Marigold s, a famous local venue, and her relationship with old flame Tom Peters continues to progress.