By Anne Perry
Anne Perry - A Christmas Secret
Christmas tale sequence, publication 4
Just in time for the vacations, Anne Perry supplies her lovers a wonderful reward: a brand new yule yarn jam-packed with mild social gathering and darkish mischief.
Dominic Corde is extremely joyful to "fill the robe" as replacement vicar within the village of Cottisham, whereas the Reverend Wynter is away on a three-week Christmas vacation. comfortable to flee his dreary London flat and a less-than-satisfying task as church curate, Dominic and his liked spouse, Clarice, trigger for what they desire can be a stunning iciness getaway.
Upon arrival, in the course of a frigid, particularly snowy season, Dominic and Clarice are welcomed by way of hot, hospitable friends and enchanted through the comfy, inviting vicarage. every little thing turns out virtually too ideal. Dominic's simply predicament is how he'll be bought by way of the congregation, who carry the Reverend Wynter in such excessive regard. yet as Clarice quickly discovers, she and Dominic have even more dire issues to fret approximately. It seems that the Reverend Wynter isn't on vacation at all--and that whatever very sinister has transpired.
As a snowfall leaves Cottisham treacherously snowbound and the remoted village swirls with unsavory secrets and techniques, Dominic and Clarice unexpectedly locate themselves in lethal risk.
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A Christmas Secret (Christmas Story, Book 4) by Anne Perry