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The Murderess
The Murderess: A heart-stopping story of family, love, passion and betrayal Jennifer Wells

The Murderess is a heart-stopping story of family, love, passion and betrayal set against the backdrop of war-ravaged Britain. Perfect for fans of Lesley Pearse and Dilly Court.

1931: Fifteen-year-old Kate witnesses her mother Millicent push a stranger from a station platform into the path of an oncoming train. There was no warning, seemingly no reason, and absolutely no remorse.

1940: Exactly nine years later, Kate returns to the station and notices a tramp laying flowers on the exact spot that the murder was committed; the identity of the victim, still remains unknown.

With a country torn apart by war and her family estate and name in tatters, Kate has nothing to lose as she attempts to uncover family secrets that date back to the Great War and solve a mystery that blights her family name.

'Engrossing, un-put-downable and heartwrenching!' Faith Hogan.

Head of Zeus, an Aria book * Crime Fiction
01 Nov 2017 * 283pp * £2.99 * 9781786691088
'Engrossing, un-put-downable and heartwrenching!'
Faith Hogan, author
'I enjoyed Ms Wells' The Liar and this book was just as well written'
Anita Davison, author.
'Well written and I certainly would read this author again'
Anne McCabe, NetGalley
'So well written. A terrific saga ... Highly recommend'
Rhonda Lomazow, NetGalley
'Well written, not too twisty ... A rewarding read'
Kathleen Gray, NetGalley
'A well-written book which kept my interest until the end and I look forward to reading more from Ms. Wells in the future'
Joanne Dibb, NetGalley
'The story jumps between Millicent's story in 1915 to Kate's in 1940. It's not an easy task to pull off and I have read far too many books that end up a jumbled mess when such things are attempted, but Wells pulls it off beautifully'
Karen Quick, NetGalley
'One of the best books of its genre that I've read this year!!'
Donna's Book Blog
'A stellar read from a writer with a very bright future ahead of her, The Murderess is a compulsively readable tale that is impossible to resist'
Julie Bonello, NetGalley
'Excellent storyline and great main characters. I would recommend this book'
Stephanie Collins, NetGalley
'My experience of historical sagas has never been like this book - and I am hooked'
Joanne D'Arcy, NetGalley
Jennifer Wells
Jennifer Wells
Jennifer works in Market Research when not writing. She lives in Devon with her young family and cat. The Secret is her third novel in the series set in fictional Missensham in the Home Counties.
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