Treacherous Strand - E-book - ePub

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'Haunting, atmospheric and gripping' John Connolly, New York Times best-selling author'A beguiling heroine - clever, sympathetic and bearing a weight of guilt' The TimesA woman's body washes up on a remote beach on the Inishowen peninsula. Partially-clothed, with a strange tattoo on her thigh, she is identified as Marguerite Etienne, a French woman who has been living in the area. Solicitor Benedicta 'Ben' O'Keeffe is consumed by guilt; Marguerite was her client, and for the second time in her life Ben has failed someone who needed her, with tragic consequences.
So when local Sergeant Tom Molloy dismisses Marguerite's death as the suicide of a disturbed and lonely woman, Ben cannot let it lie. Ben uncovers Marguerite's strange past as a member of a French doomsday cult, which she escaped twenty years previously but not without leaving her baby daughter behind. Disturbed by what appears to be chilling local indifference to Marguerite's death, Ben pieces together the last few weeks of the French woman's life in Inishowen.
What she discovers causes her to question the fragile nature of her own position in the area, and she soon finds herself crossing boundaries both personal and professional to unearth local secrets long buried. Praise for Andrea Carter'I adored this traditional crime novel; it's modern day Agatha Christie with Ben as Miss Marple' Irish Examiner'Atmospheric and vivid' Irish Times'The colourful cast of characters may be fictional, but the landscapes, towns and villages are instantly recognisable' Irish Daily Mail'.

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Biographie d'Andrea Carter

Andrea Carter grew up in Ballyfin, Co. Laois. She graduated in Law from Trinity College, Dublin, qualified as a solicitor and moved to the Inishowen peninsula where she lived for eleven years. In 2006 she transferred to the Bar. Having practised as a barrister for a number of years, she now writes full time. Her first three books have been optioned for television. She was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards in 2019.
She lives in Dublin with her husband.

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