Hell Bay

DI Ben Kitto needs a second chance. After eighteen years working for the murder squad in London, a traumatic event has left him grief-stricken. He ’ s decided to resign from his job, but his boss has persuaded him to take three months to reconsider.

Ben plans to work in his uncle Ray ’ s boatyard, on tiny Scilly island of Bryher where he was born, hoping to mend his shattered nerves. His plans go awry when the body of sixteen year old Laura Trescothick is found on he beach at Hell Bay. Her attacker must still be on the island because no ferries have sailed during a two-day storm.

Everyone on the island is under suspicion. Dark secrets are about to resurface. And he murderer could strike again at any time.
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Published January 25th 2018 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published January 2018

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It is small remote island with 98 residents, where veryone knows everyone, but where a popular young beautiful teenage girl, Laura Trescothick, has just gone missing.

Another is anothe tale of family, secrets, violenc and deception where Ben and the people he loves find themselves in grave danger.Laura 's parents, Matt and Jenna, once viewed as the island 's golden couple, and their other aughter, Suzanne, are traumatised and shocked at the tragedy that has befallen them.

As nother murder takes place, we uncove the island is experiencing drug problems and residents being bullied to sell their homes.

Another is wonderfully dark and menacing crime fiction that reveals the pain and horror that individuals, families and small communities endure, hidden behind a facade that all is well.

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A slick and atmospheric murder mystery set on a small Scilly island of less than 100 residents.

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Kate Rhodes is a new write to me but I was drawn in by the synopsi and having read he book will neve look at others she has written.DI Ben Kitto is on holiday on the island of Bryher, which is one of the smallest islands of the Isles of Scilly.

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With th storm having cut the island off, hough, the rapist is definitely among those who live there an dit is up to Ben to discover the truth.Bryher does not sound an idyllic place, despite the obviously beautiful setting.

As Ben untangles the secrets and lies behind a young girls death, he has to ge to terms with his past and decide his future.I really liked this crime ovel.

A setting may not be overly original – an island, where you expect the suspect is within the closed community – but it works well.

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He befriend some interesting characters on the island, ll of whom make his job difficult to ind the murderer.Thanks to Simon and Schuster UK for an advanced copy of his nove to read and enjoy in exchange for my honest opinions

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Death on a remote island setting, with mall cast of evocative characters, a beautiful landscape and an enigmatic lead.

Love the title, as well! Ben Kitto finds himself on a busman ’ s holiday investigating a icious murder.

Will Kitto be able to come to the truth in time? This is xcellent and compulsive reading.

Anothe kin of place, where hardship is normal and life is about depending on your community.Our central character Ben Kitto is lovely.

We come to now him slowly, as he realizes his feet on the island and investigates.

I truly ant to kee to know more about Ben Kitto.

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