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From the author of APPLE TREE YARD, now a major BBC drama starring Emily Watson

The last thing anyone would expect in a small, rural village is murder - let alone the horrific double murder of a respectable middle-aged local couple. During one of the hottest summers England has ever seen, the two are brutally stabbed to death. Their teenage daughter is missing. Alison, a young local reporter, is asked to cover the murders. But it isn't long before it emerges that she has one or two dark secrets of her own - secrets in her past even she is not aware of...

Louise Doughty is the author of five novels, CRAZY PAVING, DANCE WITH ME, HONEY-DEW, FIRES IN THE DARK and STONE CRADLE. CRAZY PAVING was shortlisted for four awards including the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize and FIRES IN THE DARK won awards from the Arts Council of England and the K.Blundell Trust. She is also a recipient of an Ian St. James prize and a Radio Times Drama Award. She has written five plays for radio and worked widely as a journalist and broadcaster in London, where she lives.

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