What Lies Beneath
The Poisoned Village. That’s the grim nickname the locals have for Priors Bramley, emptied of all its residents some 50 years ago, when a Cold War experiment with chemical weapons went very badly wrong. But the locals don’t know the half of it: The nightmares in Priors Bramley have been festering for a lot more than 50 years. Tracing the contagion leads inexorably to the long-abandoned Cadence Manor, once home to generations of secretive, powerful bankers and their elegant wives. What happened there in the years before the first world war? What murderous madness infected the family? And what is the source of the eerie music that, even now, can be heard drifting down the crumbling streets of Priors Bramley?
“Sarah Rayne does it again, with yet another heart-stopping thriller that will have you staying up late and thinking about the plot when you are supposed to be doing other things.”—Euro Crime
Who's likely to like this: Fans of Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine
2014 • Fiction/Mystery • 528 pages • ISBN: 9781937384678