The Dead Whisper by Emma Clapperton
‘I love the characters in this book they develop well and are believable and very human characters with their strengths and flaws. The story flows well and there are many twists and turns and shockers that leave the reader reeling. A fantastic read that will keep the pages turning right to the very end.’
D.S Preston and D.C Lang are sent to investigate the death of a young girl in an old manor house in Glasgow. But who would want to kill an innocent girl in her own home and why? When they believe their questions have been answered the case is closed.
Meanwhile, Sam Leonard could not be happier – he has a great acting career and a fantastic girlfriend. After being in a previously turbulent relationship, what could go wrong?
For Patrick McLaughlin life is going well. His marriage is stable and with a baby on the way, things can only get better.
But the house that Patrick moves into is not what it seems. With a family burial plot in the gardens, visions and messages from the deceased, and a recent death in the house, will Patrick and Jodie regret their purchase?
In order to lay the ghosts to rest questions will be asked but can the house ever let go of its past?
This is another book in the series featuring detectives Preston and Lang and psychic Patrick. It would be beneficial to have read the previous book and novella but think this would work very well as stand alone.
The story begins with a funeral and we are given a brief insight into a family manor home with a burial plot in the garden. Fast forward many years and a young woman is found dead at the foot of the stairs in this Manor House. Was it an accident or murder? That is what Preston and Lang must find out.
Preston is approaching retirement and looking forward to spending time with his family. His partner, Lang is his friend and they have worked together for many years and developed a brilliant relationship both working and personal. Their opinions only seem to differ when it comes to the abilities of Patrick, the Psychic. Despite being proven right in a previous case Lang is still unable to completely buy in to the possibility of someone being able to communicate with the dead.
I love the characters in this book they develop well and are believable and very human characters with their strengths and flaws. The story flows well and there are many twists and turns and shockers that leave the reader reeling. A fantastic read that will keep the pages turning right to the very end. I am not sure if Emma is planning any further books in the series but I certainly hope so.
Many thanks to Bloodhound Books for the advance copy.
Emma Clapperton, born December 1985, has always had a passion for reading and writing. She particularly enjoys reading supernatural or horror books. James Herbert is a firm favourite, with The Ghosts of Sleath being one of the books which pushed her to go on to create her own supernatural crime series, featuring Patrick McLaughlin. The books are based in Glasgow and there are plenty of references to the city in her work.
Emma studied childcare and gained qualifications to work with the early years in 2002, later going on to work in the Montessori sector of early years. In 2017 she gained a qualification to work as a Forest School early years leader and can often be found teaching three and four year olds how to cook on an open fire. Alongside this she is also studying for a diploma in Montessori Early Childhood Practice.
She currently resides in a little town outside of the city of Glasgow with her husband and ginger cat and is working on future projects.
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