Amelia Scott is re-building her life in Southern England following a disastrous relationship. It was going to be an adventure, but when she hears news of a young girl found dead and another goes missing, she quickly begins to learn there is more to Creek Bay than she could ever imagine.
A village hiding a dark secret, two families at war, Amelia Scott gets caught up in a murder investigation with dire consequences.
Amelia is after a new start in a new place where she even gets a new job after a chance encounter at a book shop. The owner Seth seems to be on the up with the offer so she takes the plunge and accepts after all it is a new start for her. Amelia settles well into village life soon coming to know her customers and other regular faces she encounters. One encounter sees her meeting a mysterious yet intense man named William. Unfortunately the village is home to some deadly secrets. Young girls have gone missing and its hinted at that Seth may be involved in some way. Not wanting to believe this of him she carries on working alongside him and spending increasing after work time with him. Yet William haunts her days too, he’s there when she least expects it, he treats her to gifts and grand gestures. Torn between two men she is soon the focus of a series of events that make her believe someone or something is after her. The book builds up the sexual tension between Amelia and the two man as well as the fear and paranoia she finds is invading her waking hours. Who is making those awful noises outside, did someone really break in her cottage. Not knowing who she can really trust the book drives you further into her nightmare life. A pacy read with supernatural undertones that builds up to a tense ending and one that will leave you wanting more of the same.
My thanks to Emma Welton for my copy of the book, as always they are my own thoughts and opinions on the book.
STAR RATING 4
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Graduating from Liverpool John Moores University with a degree in Environmental Planning, her passion for the natural environment and love for creatures great and small is evident in her writing. She currently lives on rural moorland on the edge of ancient woodland and shares her home with four cats and a wolf and spends most of her time ‘earthing’. Since an early age, Ruth has been intrigued by the ancient world, folklore, myths and legends and explores the unknown.
As well as writing, Ruth dabbles in Graphic Design and has worked with local charities including South Lancashire Bat Group and Rooley Heritage.
Ruth is also the creative mind behind Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival (first Chocolate Festival in the UK). She organised the event for the first 5 years, winning an award for Best Small Event in Greater Manchester. Capitalising on her passion for the paranormal, Ruth organised the Whitefield Halloween Festival whose specially commissioned beer by Outstanding Beers went on to win awards. Building partnerships with local community groups and businesses for over 20 years, promoting Town Centres and staging large-scale events to boost the local economy and bring communities together.