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Detective Inspector Siv Drummond is widowed following a tragic accident involving her husband. With everything in London reminding her of the past, she moves from a high-profile squad with the Met to a new job as DI in her old hometown — sleepy, seaside Berminster. She’s still grieving and lonely, but she’s a fighter and she’s smart, which earns her the respect of her colleagues DS Ali Carlin and DC Patrick Hill, and the grudging approval of her DCI.
1:These Little Lies
DETECTIVE INSPECTOR SIV DRUMMOND IS LOOKING FOR A FRESH START. WHAT SHE GETS IS TWO DEAD BODIES.
It’s Detective Inspector Siv Drummond’s first day back on the job, joining a new team in a new town. This fresh start isn’t going to be easy. Still mourning the death of her husband, she must push aside her grief to focus on her first case.
Lauren Visser and Matis Rimas are found stabbed to death in the idyllic woodland by the River Bere. Their mutilated bodies lie within feet of each other. A photograph of an unknown girl sits on Lauren’s chest.
Lauren was an activist and wild swimmer. Matis was fishing illegally.
WHAT IS THEIR CONNECTION?
Siv and her team start ruling out suspects, but no one tells the truth when everyone has something to hide.
2: Never Came Home
A MOTHER NEVER CAME HOME AND NOW THEY’VE FOUND THE BODY
Six years ago, Lyn Dimas went missing. She had left her nine-year-old son home alone and her daughter was at a school prom.
Now, builders find a mummified corpse tied to the back of a fridge in a derelict building. An old mattress completes the sad scene.
Detective Inspector Siv Drummond is called in to solve this baffling case.
Siv discovers the victim had a complicated home life. But why did Lyn disappear on a quick trip to the shop and can Siv unearth the truth of family secrets and lies, before anyone else pays the ultimate price?
A cold case bursts into life to tear apart a family again.
3: Murder in Mallow Cottage
DETECTIVE SIV DRUMMOND IS BACK IN THIS GRIPPING NEW MURDER MYSTERY YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO PUT DOWN.
A dead body at the local crematorium. Nothing unusual about that . . .
Except this one, found under some flower wreaths on the steps of the chapel, wasn’t meant to be there.
Detective Siv Drummond and her team are on the case.
But the only person who knew the victim goes missing that same day.
The single clue they find is the dead man’s car containing a holiday brochure and a cryptic message:
Remember fun at Mallow Cottage.
What lethal secret lies hidden between the lines? Can Siv piece it all together before the killer strikes again?
4: Murder by the Shore
Welcome to Seascape house.
A beautiful family home by the coast. Where someone is hiding a terrible secret.
Lyra Pullman has been waiting for this day. Her fourth birthday party. But when her guests come knocking, she is nowhere to be found.
Little Lyra lies dead in the Wendy house at the bottom of the garden. Suffocated.
Her grandad couldn’t save her because he’s been murdered too. In a mess of blood and rainbow cake.
Lyra’s distraught parents turn to Detective Siv Drummond for answers. They point to a long list of suspects, from Lyra’s dangerously dysfunctional aunt to the stranger her grandad was meeting in secret.
But Siv is not convinced. Are Lyra’s parents telling her the whole truth?
Maybe life by the sea was as blissful as they want her to believe, but what if they’re lying?