In his ninth mystery, Constable Evan Evans scours a Welsh mountainside to find a missing woman—and then copes with the subsequent disappearance of his beloved Bronwen…
Mt. Snowdon, Yr Wyddfa to the locals, is crawling with tourists in the summer months. So Constable Evans isn’t unduly alarmed when a young female hiker goes missing for a few hours. She might have taken a wrong turn or even stormed off to hide after a tiff with her boyfriend.
The routine search turns more ominous, though, when the village police find an underground bunker—complete with handcuffs and chains. Now, as he copes with wedding plans and a visit from his disapproving mother, Evans has a serious investigation on his plate, searching for a link between the still-missing girl and the eerie, empty chamber.
And when his own fiancée disappears, the case goes from ominous to terrifying…
Rhys Bowen, a New York Times bestselling author, has been nominated for every major award in mystery writing, including the Edgar®, and has won many, including both the Agatha and Anthony awards. She is the author of the Royal Spyness… More about Rhys Bowen
“Perfectly paced, deftly choreographed…an enchanting portrait of Wales, with genuine, flawed characters.”—Publishers Weekly
“Storytelling at its best.”—New York Times bestselling author Peter Robinson
“A fine sense of place, a compelling dual story line, and a cast of sympathetic, well-drawn characters give this small-town police procedural plenty of appeal.”—Booklist
“Going along with the likable Evans as he solves these crimes is absorbing and engrossing, but, as always, it is the wonderful Welsh ambience Bowen evokes that makes her series so enjoyable…a very pleasant read.”—Tampa Tribune
“Evans’s town of Llanfair is peopled with memorable characters in the best Agatha Christie tradition…a consistently satisfying mystery series.”—Omaha World-Herald