As the Hughes family celebrate bonfire night, a terrible accident leaves the garden shed in flames – and father and grandfather Thomas trapped inside.
Tragic though it is, Thomas’s death passes without suspicion – until a local journalist makes accusations of a police cover-up in the press. WPC Trudy Loveday is sent to investigate, and asks coroner Clement Ryder to help.
But the more questions the two ask the less clear the case seems. There’s no evidence of foul play, and yet the dead man’s family are obviously hiding something. Then there are Thomas’s dubious business practices – was someone out for revenge?
All Trudy and Clement know for sure is that everyone is lying – and that they must find the truth…
Perfect for fans of Betty Rowlands, LJ Ross and Agatha Christie, you won’t be able to put this down until you’ve cracked the case!
‘An explosive read… Characters, dialogues and plot were superb.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘I loved this… The best one to date… Reminiscent of Agatha Christie's gentle style and incisive detection… I look forward to more in this series!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Fresh and different… Will get you hooked!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Yet again Faith Martin delivers… A proper whodunit mystery… A very good book… I’m looking forward to the next.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Overjoyed to read the new Ryder and Loveday book… Fabulous mystery… Great character development… Highly recommended, the perfect way to spend an afternoon on the sofa.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Another great Trudy Loveday novel… Love the twist… Great addition to the series.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
The Ryder and Loveday Series
Book 1: A FATAL OBSESSION
Book 2: A FATAL MISTAKE
Book 3: A FATAL FLAW
Book 4: A FATAL SECRET
Book 5: A FATAL TRUTH