By Elizabeth George
To today, the low, skinny wail of an baby should be heard in Keldale's lush eco-friendly valleys. 300 years in the past, as legend is going, the fearful Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale Abbey, the place they'd hidden to flee the ravages of Cromwell's raiders.
Now into Keldale's pastoral internet of previous homes and older secrets and techniques comes Scotland backyard Inspector Thomas Lynley, the 8th earl of Asherton. in addition to the redoubtable Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, Lynley has been despatched to unravel a savage homicide that has shocked the peaceable geographical region. For fats, unlovely Roberta Teys has been present in her most sensible costume, an awl in her lap, seated within the outdated stone barn beside her father's headless corpse. Her first and final phrases have been "I did it. And I'm no longer sorry."
Yet as Lynley and Havers wind their manner via Keldale's darkish labyrinth of mystery scandals and appalling crimes, they discover a shattering sequence of revelations that may reverberate via this tranquil English valley--and of their personal lives in addition.
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