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Stay Buried

(The first book in the DI Lockyer series)
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The darkest truths should never surface . . .

A twisty and atmospheric Wiltshire-set crime novel from a brilliant new voice in the genre.
Stay Buried will keep you guessing until the end.

'Your next must-read' LUCY FOLEY
'Absolutely brilliant plotting' ANN CLEEVES

Detective Inspector Matt Lockyer has been side-lined to working cold cases, following a bad decision he made in a recent investigation in order to support a friend. Lockyer isn't too bothered though, as it gives him the chance to review some of the cases that keep him up at night and to look into his own brother's senseless killing which still remains unsolved.

On a quiet afternoon Lockyer receives a phone call from prisoner Hedy Lambert - a woman he put inside for murder fourteen years ago. She informs him that the man she was originally accused of killing has turned up alive and well. She begs him to reopen her case.

All those years ago, Lockyer had been the one to pin down Hedy's motive, but deep down he'd never wanted to believe she was guilty. The thought that he might have sent an innocent woman down for life doesn't sit well with him and he agrees to reopen the investigation. But has it become too personal and is he being manipulated? Perhaps there are some cases that should just stay buried.


Praise for Stay Buried

'Gloriously atmospheric' ELLY GRIFFITHS

'The twists were terrific' GYTHA LODGE

'A well-written deftly plotted whodunnit' GUARDIAN

'Remarkably assured'LITERARY REVIEW

'Accomplished, twisty' WOMAN AND HOME
Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Kate Webb has had me completely hooked with her page-turning plot, incredible characterisation, and beautiful, atmospheric writing. An utterly gripping story brilliantly told. I can't wait for Kate's next one!" - Jenny Ashcroft

"A wonderful addition to contemporary crime: clear, assured story-telling, insightful, engaging characters, and absolutely brilliant plotting." - Ann Cleeves

"A stunning new voice in crime fiction: glorious writing, fantastic atmosphere and such clever plotting. Kate Webb is your next must-read. More please!" - Lucy Foley

"An intriguing plot and a gloriously atmospheric setting. DI Matt Lockyer is a complicated yet hugely appealing protagonist. I'd love to read more about him!" - Elly Griffiths

"I LOVED the book! It was such a brilliantly engaging, emotionally compelling read. I loved the complex relationship between Hedy Lambert and DI Lockyer, and the twists were terrific." - Gytha Lodge

"There's nothing like devouring a new book and then discovering it's the first in a series, with more stories to come. I loved Kate Webb's Stay Buried, which is as astutely observed as it's elegantly written." - Kate Riordan

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