Family secrets are hiding a legacy of lies. Can DI Kelly Porter get to the truth before innocent lives are left?
When the seventh Earl of Lowesdale is found hanging from the rafters at Wasdale Hall, everyone assumes the aging aristocrat finally had enough of chasing the glory of his youth. But when the coroner finds signs of foul play, DI Kelly Porter is swept into a world where secrets and lies dominate.
Meanwhile, two young hikers go missing and it’s up to Kelly to lead the search. But digging deeper reveals ties to other unsolved disappearances and Kelly and her team are in a race against time.
Soon, both investigations, and Kelly’s own family secrets, lead to Wasdale Hall it becomes more important than ever for Kelly to discover the devious truths hidden behind the walls of the Lake District’s most exclusive estate…
Don't miss this gripping crime thriller featuring an unforgettable detective. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons and Patricia Gibney.Readers are hooked on Dead End
‘A masterful weaving of multiple story threads into one, satisfying whole. 5 stars...DI Kelly Porter raises the bar for the rest of us.’ Paul Gitsham, author of the DCI Warren Jones series
‘Rachel Lynch is a very talented crime writer who knows just how to keep her audience glued to every word!’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘It's hard to describe how much I loved this book’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I am just as crazy about the last book as the first’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This is a book that will make you lose time…as it’s a "just one more chapter" read.’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A tense, atmospheric book with a great setting and characters and a series which just keeps getting better I am so looking forward to Bitter Edge’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
About the Author
Rachel Lynch grew up in Cumbria and the lakes and fells are never far away from her. London pulled her away to teach History and marry an Army Officer, whom she followed around the globe for thirteen years. A change of career after children led to personal training and sports therapy, before publishing her first novel in 2014.
Rachel Lynch grew up in Cumbria and the lakes and fells are never far away from her. London pulled her away to teach History and marry an Army Officer, whom she followed around the globe for thirteen years. A change of career after children led to personal training and sports therapy, but writing was always the overwhelming force driving the future. The human capacity for compassion as well as its descent into the brutal and murky world of crime are fundamental to her work.