Published on: 07/06/2018
The Whitstable Pearl restaurant has been busy all summer while Pearl’s detective agency has brought few interesting cases – until a prospective client calls…
Christina Scott confides that seven years ago she had the perfect life with a seaside home, a confirmed pregnancy and Steven, a loving husband – until one morning she woke to find herself alone. Christina’s husband had vanished, taking nothing with him but his car – which was later found abandoned at the beautifully mysterious Oare Marshes.
Now, with the legal presumption of Steven’s death about to be made, Christina shows a photograph to Pearl. It’s not of him, but of her young son, Martin, who has grown up without his father but Christina is adamant he now deserves to know the truth. And will Pearl help her solve the riddle of Steven’s disappearance?
DCI Mike McGuire warns Pearl she’s on a fool’s errand but the case resonates with Pearl as she begins to uncover secrets and lies that take her on a dangerous journey back into her own past, as well as Christina’s…
‘A tried-and-tested crime recipe with Whitstable flavours that makes for a Michelin-starred read’ Daily Mail
Julie Wassmer is a a professional televison drama writer, working on various series including ITV’s London’s Burning, C5’s Family Affairs and BBC’s Eastenders – which she worked on for 20 years. Her autobiography More Than Just Coincidence, was Mumsnet Book of the Year 2011.