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The Deadly Echoes

(2024)
(The fourth book in the Coral Lael Mystery series)
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Four murder victims. One silent survivor. Can Cora hear the secrets he’s hiding?

When a terrified, bloodied man staggers from a boarded-up shop in broad daylight in the small Suffolk village of Evernam, police are called to the scene.

What they find inside the derelict building sends the community into shock: four bodies, their throats savagely cut, arranged in a bizarre formation with objects surrounding them.

The survivor, Mark Lingham, insists that the deaths are his fault and is immediately arrested for murder. But police specialist Dr Cora Lael – a woman with the ability to sense emotional echoes from objects – hears a different story from the belongings placed around the bodies…

Working with DS Rob Minshull and the South Suffolk CID team, Cora is plunged into a deeply twisted case with more questions than answers.

With a rural community in disarray, a horrific murder scene that shocks even the hardened detectives of South Suffolk CID and a suspect suddenly changing his story, can Cora unravel the secrets and lies to track down a brutal killer?

A twisty, shocking and atmospheric detective novel that readers of Ann Cleeves and Elly Griffiths won’t be able to put down.

Praise for the Cora Lael Mysteries series:

‘One of the most striking crime novels of the year.’ Daily Mail

BLOODY BRILLIANT. If you like your crime dark and twisty…The Secret Voices is all this and more.’ Joanna Cannon

An unusual premise and an engaging cast of characters. What more could you want from a crime debut? I flew through it.’ Mari Hannah

I was well and truly hooked…The writing was well researched, the storyline gripping, and the characters were spot on!…Would definitely recommend!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

‘This was excellentThere were many twists and I loved the plot development…I will pick up anything by this author in the future!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

Truly could not put this down…so many twists and turns…Great characters which are also believable’ ⭐���⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

Dr Cora Lael is such an interesting character…a unique crime thriller which I would definitely recommend!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

‘The perfect mix of suspense, mystery and interesting plot…Gripping from the first page to the last…This is a brilliant book!!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Reader Review

‘Fast paced, cleverly thought out and gripping to the very end, if you want a police procedural crime read with that added something extra, then I would definitely recommend this!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

Genre: Mystery

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