Marvelous historical, crime and paranormal fiction story, loosely based around two real people; Sheffields first probation officer and Walter; lovable rogue and offender, who led such an adventurous life. Real events of both their lives are incorporated into the story. I particularly liked this unusual and clever coverage of a section and period of history I have never come across before. The depiction of Mary's visions sent chills up my spine every time. It maintains the 1912-1916 period feel throughout, starts straight into the middle of a police chase and the action never stops throughout. This will take you through the full gamut of your emotions, and the wide ranging characters will have you loving most and hating some.


Though part of a series, this is a standalone book and you don't need the second book, Entanglement of Revenge to finish the story or tie up loose ends, however, I am just going to have to read it, and very soon too.


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UK  -  13th Jan, 2015

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Sheffield, England, 1912


When a mute criminal known as 'the Street Arab' is taken into custody, police call on court missionary, Robert Elliott, to try and unravel the enigma. With the help of Mary O' Driscoll, a sharply perceptive nurse, Elliott reveals the prisoner to be Walter Stanford, a man with a blemished past and who is about to change their lives forever.


As Elliott tries to understand the significance of a mysterious note found in a locket on the cell floor, Mary becomes haunted by a series of lucid dreams about Walter's life and a dark harrowing crime. But why have they all been brought together? Is it simply fate? Or could it be strange intervention to bring closure to a chilling past?


One thing is certain…the answers have consequences!


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