Murder in Time
by Veronica Heley

Ellie Quicke has her work cut out when past wrongdoings put the future of a child she’s grown to love at stake

Ellie opens the door to a man who is a stranger but instantly recognisable as the father of her housekeeper’s brilliant but difficult young son. Mikey had been conceived at a party during which his mother Vera, a schoolgirl, had been drugged and raped. Abdi hadn’t wanted anything further to do with her – then. Twelve years later he is a high-flying consultant whose wife cannot have children, and he aims to pay off Vera and adopt Mikey: a suggestion that does not go down well.

Ellie discovers that Vera still thinks fondly of her then boyfriend, even though he had also rejected her after that fatal night. But was that because he had fallen out of love with her, or because his father had been murdered that same weekend? Could the two events have been connected? And what part had Vera’s closest friends and her family played in the tragedy?

Uncovering betrayals between friends and discovering the greed and jealousies behind past events only makes it more difficult for Vera and Mikey to decide on their future . . .

Reviews

Heley’s prose is sure, her characters well-drawn, and though her tone is light, the plot is satisfyingly dark and sinister.

Publishers Weekly

An absorbing plot starring the always-charming Ellie, and a slam-bang ending, makes this one a pleasure to read

Booklist

An intriguing plot and well-drawn, appealing characters

Library Journal

Veronica Heley

Veronica Heley has a musician daughter and is actively involved in her local church and community affairs. She lives in Ealing, West London. She is the author of the Ellie Quicke and Bea Abbot mystery series.

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Editions

Murder in Time by Veronica Heley is available in the following formats

Ebook97817801054681st September 2014N/A240£8.99
Ebook97817801054681st September 2014N/A240$10.99
Paperback978184751518630th January 2015141 X 216mm240£12.99
Paperback978184751518630th January 2015141 X 216mm240£12.99
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