Presumed Dead

Presumed Dead

by Shirley Wells

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Presumed Dead by Shirley Wells

Dylan Scott has problems. Dismissed in disgrace from the police force for assaulting a suspect, he has no job, his wife has thrown him out and—worse luck—his mother has moved in. So when Holly Champion begs him to investigate the disappearance of her mother thirteen years ago, he can't say no, even though it means taking up residence in the dreary Lancashire town of Dawson's Clough for the duration.

Although the local police still believe Anita Champion took off for a better life, Dylan's inquiries turn up plenty of potential suspects: the drug-dealing, muscle-bound bouncer at the club where Anita was last seen; the missing woman's four girlfriends, out for revenge; the local landowner with rumored mob connections—the list goes on. But no one is telling Dylan all they know—and he soon finds that one sleepy Northern town can keep a lot of secrets.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426890444
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Series: A Dylan Scott Mystery
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 289,171
File size: 518 KB

About the Author

Shirley was born and raised in the Cotswolds, where her headmaster wrote on her school report—Shirley is content to dream her life away.

Years later—as an adult living in Cyprus—it dawned on her that this wasn't necessarily a bad thing and that fellow dreamers, in the guise of fiction writers, had been getting away with it for centuries.

A move to the Orkney island of Hoy followed and, during the twelve years she spent there, she wrote short stories as well as full-length romantic fiction for UK women's magazines.

She's now settled in Lancashire, where the Pennines provide the inspiration and setting for her popular mystery novels. She and her husband share their home with an ever-changing selection of deranged pets, who often insist on cameo roles in Shirley's novels.

When she isn't writing, Shirley loves reading (anything and everything), listening to live music, watching TV, eating chocolate and drinking whisky—though not necessarily at the same time. She's also a season ticket holder at Burnley Football Club and can often be seen in the biting wind and pouring rain cheering on her favourite team.

And she's still content to dream her life away.

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Presumed Dead 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Love2Read405 More than 1 year ago
Good character development and easy to read. Not a page turner but likeable characters, somewhat predictable but still enough to keep your interest. Not sure this a book club worthy but a fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. Interesting characters and misdirection kept me guessing until the end. I like it when all the plots and subplots are resolved with no loose ends. A good read.
RubyLT More than 1 year ago
Good read in England setting.
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