Seventeen years after her demise, the skeletal continues to be of an eleven-year-old woman are stumbled on buried deep within the caves of Derbyshire's top District.
Close to the physique lies a crudely-carved clay version of a sinister jackal-headed creature.
What is the relationship?
As DS Tom Ward takes cost of the police research, the secrets and techniques surrounding a gaggle of now grown-up youngsters and their sinister 'Egyptian online game' are steadily printed.
Secrets that have lain buried for nearly 20 years.
Secrets with a purpose to now emerge with unforeseen and devastating consequences.
When the physique of a probably blameless and lovely younger widow is found, it sort of feels the killer continues to be at huge.
And the sport is in no way over.
Tom Ward slowly peels away layers of deception that span 20 years - yet reveals himself dangerously combined up in a perilous plot.
Set within the rugged and forbidding panorama of the height District , ‘Shades of loss of life’ combines ritual homicide, haunted underground caves and computing device viruses to create a annoying mental thriller.
Aline Templeton’s books were greatly praised:
'Templeton's a substantial author, either clever and intuitive' Literary Review
`A creepy mixture of detective and Gothic' Sunday Post
`Aline Templeton has a wondrously deft, unpretentiously appealing kind, choked with good stuff' - Hampstead & Highgate show
`An enjoyably macabre story . . . Finely-written and strongly characterized' - Oxford instances.
Aline Templeton lives in Edinburgh together with her husband, in a home with a balcony outfitted by way of an astronomer to watch the celebs over the attractive urban skyline. She has labored in schooling and broadcasting and has written a number of articles and tales for newspapers and magazines. Her books were released in translation in numerous eu international locations in addition to within the United States.
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