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Summary

Paul Worthington just confessed to a murder that never happened.  

Magdalene Lynton died 40 years ago: a vivacious teenager who fell victim to a grotesque, accidental drowning. The coroner's office issued a verdict of death by misadventure and filed her case. The farming commune she'd lived within, splintered apart. Her body was left behind in a small, private cemetery encircled by acres of fallow ground.  

Until Paul Worthington confessed to her murder.  

Magdalene's case lands with Ngaire Blakes, a Maori detective recovering from a brutal stabbing. After fighting for the resources to investigate, Ngaire discovers that Paul's confession doesn't fit with the facts of Magdalene's death. The trouble is, neither does the original verdict.  

Together with her partner, Deb, Ngaire digs deeper into the case to uncover inconsistencies, lies, and mortal danger.

©2016 Katherine Hayton (P)2019 Tantor

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  • 19-11-19

So different than what I was expecting

I'm not really sure WHAT I was expecting, but it wasn't this. I enjoyed the plot and the various developments between the characters. I found them engaging and believable. There are, at this point, a limited number of ratings and those are right in the middle. I rate this a bit higher than that and plan to read the next two available books in the series. I would like to know more about these characters.

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