Following the breakdown of her marriage, Alex Duggins has returned to her picturesque hometown of Folly-on-Weir in the Cotswolds in order to start afresh. But you can t outrun the past, as Alex is about to discover when she stumbles across a frosted corpse buried in the snow.Read more...
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Following the breakdown of her marriage, Alex Duggins has returned to her picturesque hometown of Folly-on-Weir in the Cotswolds in order to start afresh. But you can t outrun the past, as Alex is about to discover when she stumbles across a frosted corpse buried in the snow. The subsequent murder investigation threatens to unearth old secrets including Alex s own. As Folly-on-Weir braces for a chilling winter and Alex finds herself top of the police s suspect list, she determines to clear her name and find the real murderer. But as she begins to peel back the layers of deception that have long-concealed one of the town s darkest secrets, she herself becomes the target of a ruthless killer who has nothing left to lose. Will Alex be the next snow-covered body to be found in the beautiful hills above the town?
The Alex Duggins series will appeal to fans of Louise Penny and Elizabeth George. "
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-03-09
- Reviewer: Staff
In this dramatic series opener from bestseller Cameron, Alex Duggins returns to her native Folly-on-Weir, in the Cotswolds, after her marriage falls apart. There she buys the Black Dog, the local pub, but when she discovers a dead monk in the snow, her carefully constructed new life is threatened. Helped by veterinarian Tony Harrison, a childhood friend, Alex conducts her own investigation, to the annoyance of the police. She becomes increasingly anxious as more and more things seem to point to her as the perpetrator. Alex turns out to have secrets in her past, as does Tony. Helen and Leonard Derwinter, the local nabobs, and Will and Cathy Cummings, the pub’s former owners, likewise have their secrets. Ditto the dead monk. That’s a major suspension of disbelief for one very small town, but Cameron (Out of Body) conveys a strong sense of place and the insularity of Folly-on-Weir’s residents. (May)