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By Elizabeth George

ISBN-10: 0553904841

ISBN-13: 9780553904840

To today, the low, skinny wail of an baby could be heard in Keldale's lush eco-friendly valleys. 300 years in the past, as legend is going, the anxious 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 net 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 top gown, an awl in her lap, seated within the previous 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 might reverberate via this tranquil English valley--and of their personal lives to boot.

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Safe enough. It was the closest city. “Oh, I do too. ” Address? I didn’t know a single street in the city. Then I remembered that our prison chaplain moonlighted at a college in Fond du Lac. Something Catholic-sounding. ” I shouted. ” “Right. ” Betty shook her head. “I will later. ” A wave of panic surged through me. ” Betty’s hand found mine and she patted it. ” “But he didn’t—you know—” “Only because you were lucky. The next girl that monster picks won’t be so lucky. ” “It is not a piddly problem!

I met this guy at a bar? ” In the dark, with my shoulder-length hair plastered to my face, I figured I could pass for a girl young and naive enough to go with a guy she didn’t know. The woman’s eyes widened; she was buying this. Encouraged, I gabbled on. “Only . . he drove me to this road back in the woods? And we started, you know—making out. But when I told him to stop . ” I let my voice trail off. ” She leaned across and opened the passenger door. I limped around and flumped into the seat.

I kept glancing uneasily over my shoulder, expecting flashing lights and sirens. The woman misinterpreted my nervousness. ” “What? Oh, he might be. ” The words tumbled out jerkily, but my hesitations must have added to my credibility because the woman was tsking in all the right places. ” Was I overdoing it? No. She was hooked, eager to hear more. I said, “Maybe it was my fault. If I hadn’t—” I’d said the magic words. “It was not your fault,” the woman snapped. ” Bless you, Oprah. Thanks to you, an entire nation now knows not to blame the victim.

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