By Stella Cameron
Coming Sept 1
Introducing Alex Duggins
You can’t outrun the past…
…and tripping over a frosted corpse is a complication that could destroy Alex Duggins’ attempt to restart her life. The discovery of a murder victim threatens to unearth some old secrets, including her own.
As the tiny town of Folly-on-Weir braces for a chilling winter and snow blankets Britain’s Cotswold Hills, a killer faces a deadline. A terrible crime was believed to be safely hidden, but time and conscience can wear on a secret.
The clock ticks and with the police breathing down her neck, Alex knows she’s at the top of the suspect list. Desperate to clear her name and find the real murderer she begins to peel back the layers of deception that have long-concealed one of the town’s darkest secrets. But time is also running out for a killer who has nothing left to lose. What’s one more murder? Someone intends that Alex will be the next snow-covered body found in the beautiful hills above the town.
Warmth from the fire, and from bodies pressed into the space around the bar felt good to Alex. The smells of beer and piping hot meat pies were comfortingly familiar
"I say, Alex," Major Stroud boomed. Foam speckled a mustache rolled out along his upper lip like iron gray Velcro. "We're all on your side, y'know. Not one of us thinks you were more than an unlucky witness but you do need to bring the rest of us up to date. Was there as much blood as they say?"
Cathy Cummings gripped the edge of the bar, her eyes filled with tears.