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The Girl They All Forgot

Published: June 2022
SKU: 9781464215520

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CWA Dagger and Edgar award-winning author Martin Edwards takes readers back to The Lake District after seven years with a cunningly layered mystery that Publishers Weekly calls a “skillful combination of procedural and whodunnit.”  

"Life is certainly nasty, brutish, and short?at least for most of the characters in Edwards's much-awaited new installment, set on the edge of England's Lake District."? First Clue

What happened to Ramona Smith?

History always repeats itself. After a father and son commit suicide on the same day, twenty years apart, DCI Hannah Scarlet, and her Cold Cases Division reopen the investigation of Ramona Smith, a woman who disappeared twenty-one years ago. Desperate to finally find answers, Hannah and her team chase leads as meandering as the shoreline. As the body count rises, the Cold Cases Division must unravel the loves of those on The Crooked Shore before another murder plot unfolds.

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  • Paperback
  • Case Count: 28
  • Series: Lake District Mysteries , Book 8

"There's intrigue...Edwards juggles all the subplots with a master's hand and even produces a pair of utterly surprising candidates for the title role. Welcome back, Cold Case Review Team. Please don't wait seven years for the next update." — Kirkus Reviews

"Edwards makes engagement easy through crisp prose and thoughtful characterizations. This skillful combination of procedural and whodunit will prompt newcomers to seek out earlier series entries." — Publishers Weekly

"[R]eaders who appreciate an atmospheric story with a strong sense of place will be satisfied." — Library Journal

"Edwards deftly weaves the multiple plots into a cohesive, quirky story with a smart heroine, fascinating insights into Lake District history, and a stunning conclusion." — Booklist

"Life is certainly nasty, brutish, and short—at least for most of the characters in Edwards's much-awaited new installment, set on the edge of England's Lake District. DVI Hannah Scarlett is in charge of cold cases...[and as she] digs deeper into the evidence of the past, and confronts the present, readers have the pleasure of seeing such a complex narrative effortlessly resolve itself. For readers of Ann Cleeves, Mark Billingham, and Clare Donoghue." — First Clue

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