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Dead Man’s Creek

Dead Man's Creek : The Times Crime Book of the Year 2023 by Chris Hammer

Author: Chris Hammer

£8.99

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Format:Paperback

Page Count:496

Date Published:20 Jul 2023

ISBN:9781472295682

Synopsis

*THE TIMES CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR*

*SUNDAY TIMES CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH*

A dam breaks. A body rises from the flood. Hidden for decades, can this small town face the secrets that will surface?

Young detective Nell Buchanan uncovers a deadly, decades-old mystery at the heart of her rural hometown in this stunning thriller from award-winning author Chris Hammer.

But this is no ordinary cold case, her arrival provoking an unwelcome and threatening response from the small-town community. As more bodies are discovered, and she begins to question how well she truly knows those closest to her, Nell realises that finding the truth could prove more difficult – and dangerous – than she’d ever expected. The nearer Nell comes to uncovering the secrets of the past, the more treacherous her path becomes.

Can she survive to root out the truth, and what price will she have to pay for it?

‘A commanding, consuming and outright thrilling mystery. Chris Hammer’s first-class series goes from strength to strength.’ – Chris Whitaker

‘Utterly brilliant, a darkly simmering mystery.’ – Dervla McTiernan

‘Chris Hammer is at the height of his power here. Dead Man’s Creek is a superb piece of storytelling’ – William Shaw

‘I doubt I’ll read a better novel this year.’ – The Times

Newly-minted homicide detective Nell Buchanan returns to her hometown, annoyed at being assigned a decades-old murder – a ‘file and forget’.

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