'Cinderella is in the bluebell woods at Poacher's Dell' The anonymous note means nothing to ancestor detective Natasha Blake. Then one of her clients, an enigmatic old man who had commissioned a family tree of his granddaughter's boyfriend, is shot dead at his isolated farm in the Cotswolds, just as shocking facts about the past are brought to light. Is there a link? Despite Natasha's reluctance to delve deeper, she knows that family histories hide many secrets, and that sometimes they can kill. Seemingly unconnected yet haunting stories begin to emerge from ancient paper trails, like slowly developing photographs: two young soldiers - one German, one British - playing football in no man's land on Christmas Day 1914; a young couple's future ruined by an old man's obsession; Second World War land girls, inseparable friends until a fatal mistake tore them apart; and the eerie echo of a child in an English country house. These individual lives are the clues in Natasha's investigation, ghostly fingerprints that must solve a cold-blooded murder hidden for generations in the bluebell woods at Poacher's Dell.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 130 x 194 x 26mm | 140.62g
- 23 Aug 2006
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
About Fiona Mountain
Fiona Mountain grew up in Yorkshire, then moved to London where she worked at the BBC for nine years as a press officer, primarily for Radio One. She now lives in the Oxfordshire countryside with her husband and three young sons.