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Where the Missing Gather

Helen Sedgwick



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One World
03 August 2021
An archaeological dig exposes a brutal history and a witness finally speaks. It seems the wickedness swirling in the harsh sea air of Burrowhead might be excised at last.

But before DI Georgie Strachan can lift the veil of evil, a black horse is slaughtered on an altar in the woods and human remains begin to surface. Sinister rituals connect past and present but no one wants to see, or tell, or hear, the truth. Soon Georgie must face the question: where do the missing souls of the village gather?
Imprint:   One World
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 30mm
ISBN:   9781786079770
ISBN 10:   1786079771
Pages:   416
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Helen Sedgwick is the author of The Comet Seekers and The Growing Season, which was shortlisted for the Saltire Society Fiction Book of the Year in 2018. The opener to her Burrowhead Mysteries crime trilogy, When the Dead Come Calling, was published in 2020, followed by Where the Missing Gather in 2021. She has an MLitt in Creative Writing from Glasgow University and has won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award. Before she became an author, she was a research physicist with a PhD in Physics from Edinburgh University. She lives in the Scottish Highlands.

Reviews for Where the Missing Gather

'Another triumph. A masterful blend of crime and psychological suspense, with a hint of the supernatural for added chill... An immersive, haunting read.' -- Mary Paulson-Ellis, author of Emily Noble's Disgrace 'Those who loved When the Dead Come Calling... will enjoy getting reacquainted with DI Georgie Strachan.' -- Herald, 25 of the best summer books 'Sedgwick's writing is evocative and compassionate and always draws us back... For a novel which has its roots in the ancient past, Where the Missing Gather is a sharply observed story for these anxious, post-Brexit times.' -- Scotland on Sunday '[Sedgwick] sustains a suspenseful atmosphere of psychological and supernatural unease that will have you glancing nervously over your shoulder.' -- Herald '[Sedgwick] explores sinister rituals and missing souls in this unputdownable crime novel.' -- Scottish Book Trust Praise for When the Dead Come Calling: 'Unputdownable... Helen Sedgwick saw into the future and that future is now! It's an incredible book! READ IT.' Lemn Sissay, author of My Name Is Why 'Helen Sedgwick is one of Scotland's finest contemporary storytellers.' Claire Askew, author of All the Hidden Truths 'Sedgwick's writing is minutely observational, clever and warm.' Scotsman

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