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Heliotrop by Palmer Pickering

Rating: 4 out of 5.

4.5 stars

Teleo is a retired soldier descended from Mages, who were cast out of power generations ago. After years of war and sorrow, he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life on his farm and work his stonemason’s craft.

His wife and daughter had been murdered during a war raid several years earlier and his young son stolen by the enemy side. He spent years unsuccessfully searching for his son and returned home broken-hearted. At the local castle, he comes upon a war orphan stolen by his side from the enemy and rescues him from abuse, adopting him as his foster son.

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Where Darkness Lies (DCI Priest #4) by Mark Pettinger

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Three young girls go missing in 2012 in separate and unconnected circumstances. Their disappearances are investigated, but the girls are never found. Ten years later, DCI Priest receives a confession to their murders from a prisoner already serving time in HMP Manchester. The prisoner is willing to lead DCI Priest to their bodies, but he wants something in return. After a pivotal milestone, and despite the confession, the evidence starts to unravel. DCI Priest initially assumed this was an open and shut case. He could not have been more wrong

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