CORNWALL, ENGLAND 1967
Two children witness a murder. One, a young Irish girl, views it from miles away, the other a seven-year old boy, from fifty yards . . .
A variety of seemingly unconnected people are introduced and woven into the tale as events unfold, quickly spanning the next thirty-nine years . . .
With retirement looming, DCI John Kennedy reopens the only unresolved case in his career – the disappearance of a young nurse twenty-three years earlier. Following the broadcast of a cold case reconstruction, a witness comes forward. Kennedy, now set on the trail of a serial killer, unwittingly sparks a sequence of events that to his horror lead back to him. As the investigation unfolds, it becomes apparent that the murderer is no ordinary adversary. Resourceful and cunning, he has been operating undetected for over forty years, and it seems that only the original witnesses from 1967 can stop him.
But they have yet to meet . . .
The Sister is an epic length novel that explores among its many themes, the role that chance plays in all of our lives, and how fate governs us, and perhaps ultimately, the possibility that there is a life after death. Warning: Adult content.
‘A devious and compelling thriller that will keep you guessing from start to finish.’
‘A beautifully woven tapestry of exciting episodes, combined with very well drawn characters. The story doesn’t flag at all. It held me every minute I was reading it. This is the work of a master storyteller and a very good writer.’ Source: authonomy
COMING SOON – The Life and Times of William Boule: Serial Killer. The first of two spin-off novels featuring a selection of characters from The Sister – Available March 2014.