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The Cardiff Killings (DI Jemima Huxley Crime Thriller Book 1)
Published by Joffe Books
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About the Book


Please note this book was previously published as Revenge.

An isolated manor house. Shallow woodland graves. A troubled female detective facing the biggest case of her career.

The call comes early in the morning. David and Helen Tremaine have discovered a body buried in the grounds of their large Victorian manor house, Llys Faen Hall, just north of Cardiff.

DI Jemima Huxley and her partner, DS Dan Broadbent, race to the scene to discover that a second body has been unearthed in a shallow woodland grave. And the forensic team working the site believe this is just the start.

Jemima knows this is the biggest case of her career. But it couldn’t have come at a worse time. Struggling to get pregnant, she is a woman on the edge, a woman who self-harms just to make it through the day. And with no one reported missing, no apparent motive and no obvious suspect, the investigation is anything but straightforward.

Eight graves. Eight dead women. All with pomegranate seeds placed inside their mouths.

When Jemima makes an unexpected breakthrough, she enters a desperate race against time to prevent more women dying.

Readers of Simon McCleave, Rachel McLean, Ann Cleeves, Helen H. Durrant, Joy Ellis, Angela Marsons, L.J. Ross, J.M. Dalgliesh, Mark Edwards and Lynda La Plante will love Gaynor Torrance’s feisty and flawed protagonist DI Jemima Huxley.

What readers are saying about THE CARDIFF KILLINGS:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A brilliant read, fantastic plot and story. I found it very hard to put down.” Kaz

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Very engrossing. Looking forward to reading the next in this series.” John

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Lots of twists and turns, with very believable characters.” Valerie

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I loved the twists and turns, and it kept me guessing.” Angie
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