Marnie Bruce has hyperthymesia; she can remember everything she has ever seen. Everything except from one fateful night when she was eleven; she woke up in an isolated cottage with a head injury and her mother gone. Twenty years later Marnie heads back to Scotland seeking answers to what happened, but in the small town of Galloway, her mother's disappearance still burns in the air and Marnie's return looks set to tear open old wounds for many of the locals. For DI Marjory Fleming the disappearance of Karen Bruce is a case she would prefer not to re-open but the ripple effect of Marnie's return makes it clear this is one mystery that must be solved. As Fleming unravels the secrets of the past, she realises Marnie's life is inextricably, terribly linked to a monstrous crime decades ago. Can Fleming fit the puzzle together before it's too late? And will the truth be one Marnie wants to remember?
Eleven-year-old Marnie Bruce is found with a head wound in an isolated cottage. There is no sign of her mother, Karen. The young PC Marjory Fleming involved in the case feels she hasn’t been told everything. Twenty years later, Marnie, who has hyperthymasia and can remember everything she has ever seen (apart from that fateful night twenty years earlier), returns to Scotland to try and solve the mystery of her mother’s disappearance. This clever plot keeps the reader gripped to the final page.
'Loved it. She has become the crime czar of the Scottish small town!'
'Vivid characterisation, excellent description and a horribly looming sense of inevitability ... a riveting read'
'Aline Templeton has demonstrated that, just when we thought Scotland was saturated with detectives, a strong woman can elbow her way in and find a unique niche'
Publication date: 21/08/2014
Publisher: Allison & Busby
|Publication date:||21st August 2014|
|Publisher:||Allison & Busby|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
ALINE TEMPLETON grew up in the fishing village of Anstruther, in the East Neuk of Fife. She has worked in education and broadcasting and was a Justice of the Peace for ten years. Married with two grown-up children and three grandchildren, she now lives in a house with a view of Edinburgh Castle. When not writing she enjoys cooking, choral singing, and travelling the back roads of France. www.alinetempleton.co.ukMore About Aline Templeton