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Picking up after the conclusion of Silent Witness, Dead Calm by Shirley Wells is the fourth book in the Dylan Scott Mystery series, and this time takes the form of a novella. Along with his wife Bev, their two children Freya and Luke and Dylan’s mother Vicky, the Scott family are taking a family cruise aboard the Midnight Sun. This cruise in the middle of November is a freezing cold expedition to Norway in order to see the Northern Lights, a trip which Dylan was not overly happy about undertaking….

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Silent Witness by Shirley Wells takes place around eight months after the events of Dead Silent, with Dylan being called back to the dreary Lancashire town of Dawson’s Clough once again. This time he has the impossible task of proving a man’s innocence, or even his guilt, after a jury found him guilty of murder. Carly Walsingham was found dead in a bath of her own blood with her carotid artery severed, and all the clues point to Aleksander Kaminski, her ex-husband, as the culprit. His fingerprints were found all over the…

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Dead Silent by Shirley Wells is the follow-up to Presumed Dead, in which Dylan Scott finds himself called back to the Lancashire town of Dawson’s Clough – a place he never thought he’d see again. This time the private investigator has been called upon to solve another disappearance case, that of Samantha Hunt. Sam was a bright and bubbly young woman with her whole life ahead of her, until she failed to show up for work one morning and was never seen again. She was a tomboy, more at home in…

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The best books you should be reading right now! Each fortnight we will be recommending five of our favourite recent releases that we think you will love. Just click the book cover to be taken to our full review or its Goodreads page. We hope you find some fabulous reads and maybe a few new authors too. Happy Reading! 1. THE WRONG GOODBYE by Chris F. Holm A beautifully written book that explores friendship and loss. Sam, the reluctant hero, is even more compelling in this second instalment of The Collector…

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Presumed Dead by Shirley Wells is a fast-paced crime novel that draws you in from the very first page, and you definitely won’t be left disappointed. The novel begins by describing the predicament of our protagonist, Dylan Scott, who is currently separated from his wife and living in a rented apartment with his mother. He hates living like this, especially as he was dismissed from the police force for using undue force on an assailant. However, he lives in hope that his wife will come around and take him back as…

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