Death on the Downs

Death on the Downs

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'It wasn't the rain that upset Carole Seddon during her walk on the West Sussex Downs. It wasn't the dilapidated barn in which she was forced to seek shelter. No, what upset her was the human skeleton she discovered there, neatly packed into two blue fertiliser bags ...'

So begins the second investigation for strait-laced Carole and her more laid-back neighbour Jude. This time their enquiries take them away from their seaside village of Fethering to the small downland hamlet of Weldisham.

There gossips quickly identify the corpse as Tamsin Lutteridge, a young woman who disappeared from the village months before. Detective Sergeant Bayliss will confirm nothing. So why is Tamsin's mother, a friend of Jude's, so certain her daughter is still alive? Why is village elder statesman Graham Forbes suddenly taking an interest in Carole? And why is the decidedly unstable Brian Helling so keen to announce that there is a serial killer on the loose ...?

As Jude sets out to find Tamsin - either dead or alive - Carole digs deeper into Weldisham's history and the bitter relationships simmering beneath the village's gentle facade.

Title:Death on the Downs
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780425179536
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    Death on the Downs Reviews

  • Helga

    They always say it is impossible to keep anything secret in an English village.But some well-kept secrets tend to stay buried for years. Until someone uncovers them by accident or in this case finds a...

  • El

    I read (well, listened to) this with my mouth hanging open. An amateur sleuth gets her information by simply asking complete strangers personal and intrusive questions ... and they all reply without s...

  • Julie  Durnell

    This second outing in the Fethering series was just as enjoyable as the first. I must admit I thought I'd worked out the solution of the human bones discovery, but nope. A lot of twists and turns, so ...

  • Marfita

    Who dunnit? Seems like everyone dunnit. Everyone seems to be guilty of something in this story. You just need to fit the crime to the suspicious character. I am continually surprised how amateur sleut...

  • Gerry

    This second Fethering mystery is no blood and guts thriller, more an intriguing cerebral mystery, with plenty of twists and turns, set in the west Sussex countryside where Carole Seddon and her arch-i...

  • Tony

    There’s quite often a considerable difference in the quality of a follow-up compared to the original. That’s certainly the case here. This shite makes Richard Osman’s ‘monstrously twee’ boll...

  • Lesley

    I knew there was something hinky about that terribly friendly and concerned cop, even if he wasn't actually the killer.This comes of having read far too many mysteries and thrillers in which the gratu...

  • Bhavya

    You know you are doing something wrong if the reader is not even interested to find out how the mystery is solved, isn't it?...

  • Cynthia

    It had more momentum than the previous book in the series. Delightful, though with the same abrupt sort of ending....

  • Simon

    I like Brett's Charles Paris series. Those books are a bit edgier than this one, which is the first of the Fethring's I have read. I will read the others based upon this mystery. If the crime itself s...