Synopses & Reviews
The disappearance of two French girls in a Staffordshire beauty spot signals a tough new case for Detective Joanna Piercy.
Cécile Bellange is a worried mother. Her eighteen-year-old daughter Annabelle and her friend Dorothée left Paris for a summer hitchhiking holiday in England, but it's now September and the only contact from them is a postcard sent from the picturesque setting of Rudyard Lake in Staffordshire three months ago. Meanwhile, in England, brothers Martin and James Stuart find a note from two French girls, inviting the finder to meet them at Rudyard Lake. Their enquiries lead them to Mandalay, an upmarket guesthouse where the girls stayed just before their disappearance, and its owner, the creepy peeping tom, Mr Barker. Arriving in England, Cécile Bellange meets Detective Joanna Piercy, who is looking into the girls' disappearance. Soon Joanna must answer two important questions: what is the anxious Mr Barker trying so desperately to hide, and where are Annabelle and Dorothée?
"Readers will enjoy the neatly turned surprise ending" Publishers Weekly
Annabelle Bellange and her friend Dorothée left Paris for a summer hitchhiking holiday in England, but the only contact from them has been a postcard sent three months ago. DI Joanna Piercy investigates, and must answer two important questions: what is the anxious bed-and-breakfast owner trying to hide, and where are Annabelle and Dorothée?
About the Author
Priscilla Masters is the author of the successful 'Martha Gunn' series, as well as the 'Joanna Piercy' novels and a series of medical mysteries. She lives near the Shropshire/Staffordshire border, works part-time as a respiratory nurse in the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and has two grown-up sons and one grandson.