The Cuckoo's Child

The Cuckoo's Child

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"When Laura Harcourt accepts a temporary position in the north of England she does not dream that it will change her life forever. Wainthorpe, in the year 1909, is a small, drab town set in the West Riding of Yorkshire, where the thriving Cross Ings wool mill is one of the largest and most prosperous. Its respected owner is Ainsley Beaumont, whose wealth derives from a centuries' old family tradition in the woollen trade. However, when Laura arrives she finds a family still torn apart by the memory of a disastrous fire that occurred twenty years before, when Theo Beaumont, Ainsley's son, lost his life. Detective Inspector Charlie Womersley is approaching the end of his career and is convinced that the investigation of a body found floating in the mill dam will soon be over. But it soon becomes apparent that this is far from the case. At Farr Clough House, with its fire-blackened ruin, set high on the windswept upland moors, where the Beaumont family live, there are secrets, which more than one person is determined to keep. Meanwhile, down in Wainthorpe, other people are also keeping their lips sealed, as Womersley discovers when he painstakingly questions witnesses and suspects, determined to find out the truth"-- Publisher description.
Publisher: Sutton, Surrey : Severn House, 2011
Description: 232 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781847513458
9780727880321
0727880322
Branch Call Number: Eccl

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hgeng63 Feb 07, 2013

Disappointing. The plot wanders all over like a lost dog.

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