Do you believe in ghosts? It started as a nightmare, an unknown soldier, glimpses of a buried past. Then a death and the nightmares turn into hauntings. It’s time for secrets to be told.
Alice is an ordinary woman, a good career, handsome husband and a comfortable home. But her life is suddenly thrown into turmoil when she begins to experience terrifying nightmares of a young soldier. These dreams set in motion a chain of events that irrevocably change her life.
As the nightmares intensify and merge with reality Alice begins to sustain physical injury and sees the ghostly figure of the soldier in her waking hours.
Fearing for her sanity she must find the identity of the soldier and the link that draws them together. Her search takes her from New York to a sleepy village in Wales. Here she meets a cantankerous old man who holds the key to unlocking a sixty year old tragedy which will save Alice from a similar fate.
The Silent Quarry is the first in the DI Winter Meadows series by Cheryl Rees-Price. In 1987 a quiet Welsh village was devastated by a brutal attack on two schoolgirls, Bethan Hopkins and Gwen Collier. Only Gwen survived, with horrific injuries and no memory of the attack. The killer was never caught. Now, nearly thirty years later, Gwen has gone missing and DI Winter Meadows is assigned to the case. Charismatic and intuitive, he has an uncanny gift for finding the truth. But in this small and close-knit community, the past is never far away, and those who have secrets will go to any lengths to keep them. Tensions run high as old feelings and accusations are stirred. And DI Meadows has to battle his own demons as he uncovers a truth he wished had stayed in the past …
TWO GLASSY EYES STARED BACK, ICE GLIMMERED ON HIS LASHES. Bethesda House is a haven for vulnerable adults, those with complex mental disabilities. Their safety is dependent on those who care for them, and their wellbeing centres on routine. When a body is discovered in the freezer at Bethesda House it is easy to shift the blame on the residents. Inside the house, they see and hear everything. Who would believe them? DI Winter Meadows is convinced that something sinister is going on in Bethesda House and the residents are not safe. First, he must gain their trust and understand their unique form of communication. A second killing and time is running out. Can Meadows outwit a cunning and dangerous killer?
It’s every mother’s worse nightmare. Natalie Beynon wakes after a party to find her 18-month-old daughter, Ella, missing and the front door open. Did Ella wander out of the house of her own accord? Or did someone take the child from her bed? DI Meadows is leading the search for the missing child. With no sign of a break in it looks like the answer to Ella’s disappearance lies with those who were at the party that night. But someone is lying. When Ella’s toy rabbit is found on the footpath leading into the local woods, hopes are raised, and a large-scale search is launched. It’s a race against time to find the child before nightfall. Then events take a shocking turn. An appalling discovery, another missing child, and a murder push Meadows and his team to the limits. Who took the child? Who has been keeping secrets? Who is playing a dangerous game?