Faber & Faber is offering three reading groups the chance to win a set of up to ten copies of In Bitter Chill, the page-turning mystery by Sarah Ward.
The novel is the first of Sarah Ward’s gripping police procedural DC Connie Childs series in which her latest addition, The Shrouded Path arrives this autumn.
About the book
Bampton, Derbyshire, January 1978. Two girls go missing: Rachel Jones returns, Sophie Jenkins is never found. Thirty years later: Sophie Jenkins’s mother commits suicide.
Rachel Jones has tried to put the past behind her and move on with her life. But news of the suicide re-opens old wounds and Rachel realises that the only way she can have a future is to finally discover what really happened all those years ago.
This is a story about loss and family secrets, and how often the very darkest secrets are those that are closest to you.
Praise for Sarah Ward
‘A tense, page-turning mystery that grips readers from the first. I’m looking forward to more from Sarah Ward.’ – William Ryan
‘The most engaging debut I have come across in a long time. In Bitter Chill gives the Scandi authors a run for their money.’ – Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
‘Murder, malevolence and a hint of the macabre have become the trademark of one of England’s most exciting new crime novelists.’ – Lancashire Evening Post