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Devastating family secrets from the past. Sisters with a murderous rivalry....

A family move into their dream home in Dorchester. It seems perfect, particularly for their two children, but when Philip and Jill Freeman move a buddleia bush, what they find buried beneath its roots will haunt them forever.

DCI Sophie Allen is forced to probe crimes that occurred many years before, crimes that cause emotional upheavals within the local community. In a complex investigation, Sophie Allen unearths family secrets which carry on having devastating effects to this day and risk taking new lives.

©2016 Michael Hambling (P)2017 Tantor

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Good Plot - Bad Narrator

I enjoyed the plot. The characters are still pretty thin, but there is more fleshing out and I liked cameos from past books. Narrator is still flat, but maybe I'm getting used to it as it didn't bother me as much.

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Not Hambling's best

Sophie comes off as a bit too precious. I don't like her smug righteousness. Also didn't care for the narrator's portrayal.

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  • Bodhagwen
  • 12-01-17

Burried Crimes

Have become quite fond of the characters in this series and enjoy the twists and turns in every episode. Cat Gould is an excellent narrator clear consise clearly capturing the characters personalities . Once again an excellent narration.