Josephine Fox

3 books in series
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The Unexpected Return of Josephine Fox Summary

Winner of the Richard & Judy "search for a best seller" competition. 

The perfect listen for fans of Sunday night drama. Foyle's War meets Jessica Fellowes in this deliciously dark tale of wartime family secrets and lies in small-town England. 

Everyone has secrets - some are just more deadly than others....

April 1941, Romsey, England. 

Josephine 'Josy' Fox hasn't set foot in Romsey in over 20 years. As an illegitimate child, her family - headed by her controlling grandfather - found her an embarrassment. Now, she wants to return to what was once her home and uncover the secret of her parentage. Who was her father, and why would her mother never talk about him? 

Josy arrives the day after the Luftwaffe have bombed the town. The local pub, The Cricketers' Arms, has been completely destroyed, and rescue teams are searching for the remains of the seven people known to be in the pub at the time the bomb hit. They are shocked, however, to uncover eight bodies, not seven. The unidentified eighth body is that of a teenage girl, whom no one in the town claims to know. Who is she, how did she get there, but most importantly - who killed her? 

Teaming up with local coroner and old friend Bram Nash, Josy sets out to establish the identity of the girl and solve the riddle of her death. In doing so, she also uncovers her own personal mystery.

Be careful what you wish for....

©2019 Claire Gradidge (P)2019 Bonnier Books UK
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