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The second instalment in a gripping and atmospheric crime series set on a small island where there is no escape . . . Gripping, clever and impossible to put down ERIN KELLY THE ISLAND OF TRESCO HOLDS A DARK SECRET SOMEONE WILL KILL TO PROTECT. Ben Kitto is the Scilly Isles Deputy Chief of Police, but as the islands lazy summer takes hold, he finds himself missing the excitement of the murder squad in London – until the body of a diver is discovered, anchored to the rocks of a nearby cave. At first it appears that the young womans death was a tragic accident, but when evidence is found that suggests otherwise, the islanders close ranks. With even those closest to the victim refusing to talk, Ben questions whether more than one resident might have had reason to harm her . . . Everyone is a suspect. No one is safe. PRAISE FOR KATE RHODES: Gripping, clever and impossible to put down. Ive been a Kate Rhodes fan for years and in Ben Kitto she has created a detective who is just as complex and compelling as Kates elegant plotting and stunning prose. The claustrophobia and paranoia of the island are so brilliant evoked, I could almost feel the tide encroaching as time ran out to find the killer ERIN KELLY Absorbing and complex, Hell Bay kept me guessing until the final pages RACHEL ABBOTT A vividly realised protagonist whose complex and harrowing history rivals the central crime storyline SOPHIE HANNAH Beautifully written and expertly plotted; this is a masterclass GUARDIAN Expertly weaves a sense of place and character into a tense and intriguing story METRO Rhodes does a superb job of balancing a portrayal of a tiny community oppressed by secrets with an uplifting evocation of setting Jake Kerridge, SUNDAY EXPRESS The whole book tingles with tension. I hope it does for the Scilly Isles what Ann Cleeves did for Shetland MEL MCGRATH I love reading Kates books in the way I love reading Sophie Hannah – a poet writing crime fiction is a great thing . . . It is at once a locked-room mystery, a story of the returning hero, and an examination of fear and abuse. It has the air of a twenty-first century Agatha Christie JULIA CROUCH

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