He applied the Page 69 Test to The Frozen Shroud and reported the following:
On page 69 of The Frozen Shroud, DCI Hannah Scarlett, head of Cumbria’s Cold Case Squad, is out for the night with her oldest friend, Terri. When they meet for a drink in a bar called Balotelli’s, Hannah finds herself troubled by conflicting emotions – and not just because Balotelli’s is hosting a Neil Diamond tribute act. She wants to look after Terri, who is being stalked by her former lover, Stefan. His behavior has become increasingly menacing, but Hannah is frustrated because she senses that Terri is hiding something from her. At the same time, she is facing strife at work, as austerity measures mean her team and its resources are being slashed to the bone, while her private life has gone from bad to worse. Her split from second hand bookseller Marc Amos is final in her mind, but not his, and a colleague’s interest in her is causing tongues to wag. But Daniel Kind is still there in the background. And although Hannah doesn’t know it yet, Daniel’s world and hers are about to collide in the most dramatic way possible, as an old Ullswater story about a headless woman threatens to tear apart lives in the here and now.Learn more about the book and author at Martin Edwards’s website and blog.
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