Aidan brings his bright 8-year-old daughter Melangell to the retreat centre on the holy island of Lindisfarne to show her the places about which her recently-dead mother Jenny wrote books. There they meet Lucy, a Methodist minister, who is running a course on Northumbrian saints. When Rachel, a troubled teenager whom Lucy had befriended, is found dead on the beach, suspicion falls on one guest after another. The publicity allows Lucy’s violent ex-partner, with whom she had served in the police, to track her down…

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About The Author

Fay Sampson is a widely published author with a particular interest in fantasy and Celtic history. She has been shortliste for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize on three occasions and is a winner of the Barco de Vapor award.

Books by Fay Sampson

The Hunted Hare (The Aidan Mysteries #1)

The Davison family has come to Pennant Melangell seeking spiritual refuge as they face the reality of terminal cancer. But soon, Aidan must work to clear his wife's name'and their daughter goes missing...