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Ellie Quicke is struggling to re-establish her place in life after her husband's death.
As she begins to come to terms with her circumstances a brutal murder takes place in the church opposite. Is this something to do with the fighting couple next door? Or are the police as mistaken in their enquiries as she suspects? Ellie's mind is fogged by sleeping pills, but she's sure she saw something important that night.
In the meantime, her relatives are vying for their share of her husband's will, and more than one potential suitor is already on the scene.
Ellie begins to weigh up the strange goings-on in the neighborhood. Does the boy next door know more than he's saying? The murder victim's mother is missing. And something is happening to Ellie. A personality more astute and capable is emerging from her unassuming past. Perhaps there is more to her than people imagine after all. But soon her own life is under threat.
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Two days after the funeral of her husband, Frank, Ellie Quicke feels immobilized by grief. Then the respectable Mrs. Dawes rushes to Ellie's door to announce she's just discovered the body of a young man at the church altar. Ellie soon becomes involved in the mystery surrounding the victim's murder, the subsequent disappearance of his mother and the disturbing quarrels of the young couple next door. Simultaneously, she examines her own life and, with a new confidence and strength, is able to stand up to Frank's bullying Aunt Drusilla and her own spoiled daughter, Diana. Life without Frank will not be predictable and safe, but it will certainly be more exciting. Heley's keen observations and insights into her characters create the rich atmosphere of an English village. Combining sparkling wit and humor, quirky acts of fate and a dramatic ending, Heley provides all one needs for a satisfying read, except perhaps a cozy chair, a cup of tea and some chocolate biscuits.About the Author:
Veronica Heley is the author of numerous books, and has published with Corgi and Frances Lincoln, amongst others. This is the first time in many years that she has turned her pen to adult crime.
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