By Anne Perry
Anne Perry - A Christmas Secret
Christmas tale sequence, ebook 4
Just in time for the vacations, Anne Perry offers her enthusiasts a fabulous present: a brand new yule yarn packed with mild get together and darkish mischief.
Dominic Corde is overjoyed to "fill the robe" as alternative vicar within the village of Cottisham, whereas the Reverend Wynter is away on a three-week Christmas vacation. blissful to flee his dreary London flat and a less-than-satisfying activity as church curate, Dominic and his liked spouse, Clarice, trigger for what they wish can be a stunning iciness getaway.
Upon arrival, in the course of a frigid, tremendously snowy season, Dominic and Clarice are welcomed through hot, hospitable pals and enchanted by way of the comfortable, inviting vicarage. every thing turns out nearly too ideal. Dominic's merely obstacle is how he'll be got through 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 anything very sinister has transpired.
As a snowstorm leaves Cottisham treacherously snowbound and the remoted village swirls with unsavory secrets and techniques, Dominic and Clarice all of sudden locate themselves in lethal chance.
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