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A dark secret. A haunted past. And a house full of lies.

When two teenage girls vanish without a trace from an educational retreat at Chidlow House in Lincolnshire, the students and teachers are put on high alert. 

Called in to investigate, Detective Karen Hart questions everyone who came into contact with the two girls, Cressida and Natasha, in the days leading up to their disappearance. 

Stories of Chidlow House being haunted abound, but Hart - still coming to terms with the suspicious circumstances surrounding the tragic loss of her own family - knows that while the house might be otherworldly, the crime is grimly real.

But nothing is quite as it seems at Chidlow House. When it becomes clear that someone at the estate must know more than they’re letting on, Hart faces a race against time to find the culprit and save the girls. 

While there is no shortage of suspects, Hart comes up against one dead end after another. And when she too begins hearing eerie whispers in the walls, she is forced to wonder: was she too quick to dismiss Chidlow’s supernatural reputation?

©2020 by D. S. Butler. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Terrible narrator

What a shame the narrator Henrietta Meires voice is so awful I Cannot continue I guess the. Book could have been good but the voice is one I cannot hear anymore.

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  • Reggie
  • 16-11-2020

Fantastic book!

DI Karen Hart and team are fast-tracked on a case of two missing teens who were attending a week-long special advanced course...at a mansion that’s supposed to be haunted. One girl is recovered alive and the other is finally located...dead. As Karen and team investigate, they uncover more lies than facts. The ending will leave you speechless! Looking forward to the next book!

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  • Book Bug!
  • 18-10-2020

Great Book!

I love this series! D.S.Butler has a talent for shining the light toward various characters which keeps you focused and using your deductive reasoning to find out who is responsible. Unexpected surprises and results are achieved, leaving the reader hoping for more!

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  • A Customer
  • 09-10-2020

This is NOT a stand-alone. Protagonist is obsessed by a case from earlier book or books.

Recently I’m not had much success when choosing Audible books. Unfortunately, the narrator has a staccato cadence which I found difficult to listen to, so after a few chapters, I switched to Kindle. I was not aware that this book has a continuing storyline from a prior book. The current storyline about the disappearance of two teens is a good one, but DS Karen Hart is too distracted by an old case to properly attend the current case. For over half the book, she’s preoccupied by an old corruption case that I know nothing about. Worse, her obsession continues through this book, and she even chases down a witness from the old case. I prefer authors to either 1) enlighten about the backstory or 2) drop it after the first 25 pages, or at the most, 50 pages. Although I almost DNFed this book several times, I made a resolution to finish every book I started. I’ll undo that resolution on 31 December, which can’t come soon enough. I skimmed through the book to follow the storyline the end, and overall, it’s a decent mystery. If you’re a fan of this author, please take my review with a shaker of salt, because if you’ve read earlier books in this series, you might love this one.

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  • Sarah Holmes
  • 18-11-2020

another great book

have listened to all the books in this series and have enjoyed them immensely. only complaint is that the narrator as not done home work on how to pronounce place names, living in the area in which the books are set it's a minor niggle to hear local villages pronounced very badly. has not spoilt overall enjoyment though

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  • Ackers
  • 08-10-2020

Brilliant Read

Really enjoyed this book, well read. Would recommend. Another great D S Butler detective story.

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