The author of In Too Deep delivers a “gripping, devastating and utterly absorbing” thriller of a shocking murder and a community in turmoil (Emma Kavanagh, author of The Missing Hours).
It’s the summer of 1984 and there is a sense of unease on the troubled Sweetmeadows estate. The residents are in shock after the suspicious death of a baby and tension is growing due to the ongoing miners’ strike. Journalist Clare Jackson follows the story as police botch the inquiry and struggle to contain the escalating violence. Haunted by a personal trauma she can’t face up to, Clare is shadowed by nine-year-old Amy, a bright but neglected little girl who seems to know more about the incident than she’s letting on. As the days go on and the killer is not found, Clare ignores warnings not to get too close to her stories and in doing so, puts her own life in jeopardy.
Praise for Bea Davenport’s In Too Deep
“[A] moody, disquieting debut [that] focuses on an unlikely friendship between two women.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A tense and suspenseful debut.”—Margaret Murphy, author of Darkness Falls
“A taut and suspenseful psychological thriller which marks her as a writer to watch and an exciting new voice in crime fiction.”—But Books Are Better
“One of those compulsive reads that draws you in from the start . . . a clever story.”—Cleopatra Loves Books