The Boy Who Lived with the Dead

The Boy Who Lived with the Dead

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 02/05/2019
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Synopsis

Winner of the CWA Dagger in the Library Award 2019

A child haunted by the past. A village troubled by secrets.

1920. Scotland Yard detective DI Albert Lincoln is still reeling from the disturbing events of the previous year when he's called away from London to a new case in the North West of England. Before the War he led the unsuccessful investigation into the murder of little Jimmy Rudyard in the village of Mabley Ridge. Now a woman has been murdered there and another child is missing, the sole witness being a traumatised boy who lives in a cemetery lodge. Albert is determined that this time him he will find the truth . . . and the missing child.

When Albert delves into the lives of the village residents he uncovers shocking secrets and obsessions. Then, as more bodies are discovered, he realises that his young witness from the cemetery lodge is in grave danger, from somebody he calls 'the Shadow Man'.

As Albert discovers more about the victims he finds information that might bring him a step closer not only to Jimmy's killer but to solving a mystery of his own: the whereabouts of his lost son.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780349418353
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 32 mm

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The Boy Who Lived with the Dead
A great read
Really enjoyed reading this book. I enjoyed the twists and turns as the detective ask the questions and you start think you know who done it and there woul... READ MORE
Maria B, Reviewer