Revue de presse
A finely written and strongly characterised novel (Oxford Times on PAST PRAYING FOR)
Templeton has wit, a strong narrative sense and a dab hand with atmospherics (Literary Review on LAST ACT OF ALL)
This astringent tale of psychological suspense set in a remote Welsh valley uses the landscape with an almost visionary splendour (The Times on NIGHT AND SILENCE)
Templeton crafts a nifty plot amid the dour and inward-looking denizens of a Fenland village (Scotsman on LAST ACT OF ALL)
A thoroughly gripping read, taut, well-constructed, sound and erudite (Margaret Yorke on PAST PRAYING FOR)
Présentation de l'éditeur
Marjory Fleming is Scottish, a sheepfarmer’s wife, a mother of two, and a police detective inspector in Galloway whose home and family are her refuge from the violence of her job.
Laura is a psychologist, wracked with guilt after the death of her marriage and her mother, who determines to find out what happened to her older half-sister who left home 15 years ago. Laura’s search takes her to rural Galloway, where her sister stayed with an extraordinary family who are top bull breeders.
It is 2001, and with foot and mouth having just broken out, Dumfries and Galloway is one of the first places hit. The bulls are killed, and a body discovered when their field is ploughed up for burial of the carcasses. And DI Fleming - ‘Big Marge’ to her men - can’t go home, where her husband is having to destroy his own animals, because of the murder investigation . . .