Mid-December in Glendara and solicitor Benedicta 'Ben' O'Keeffe is working flat-out on the usual raft of sale closings before Christmas, so the last thing she needs is a complaint about noise emanating from the Oak pub. The one bright spot on the horizon is the anticipation of her first Christmas with Sergeant Tom Molloy. In Dublin to close another sale, she walks out onto the street. Two trams pass each other, and staring at her from across the tracks is Luke Kirby, the man who killed her sister. He approaches her, remorseful, conciliatory, plausible. She walks away. But as she does so, he says something that chills her to the bone. Back in Inishowen, Glendara is in chaos. The Oak has burned down. To make matters worse Carole Kearney, the Oak's barmaid, is missing. And then on Christmas morning, a walk up Sliabh Sneacht results in a gruesome discovery: a body found face-down in the snow
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A beguiling heroine - clever sympathetic and bearing a weight of guilt . . . This is Andrea Carter's first book; she'll go far
The Times on Death at Whitewater Church||The colourful cast of characters may be fictional, but the landscapes, towns and villages are instantly recognisable
Irish Daily Mail on Death at Whitewater Church||Death at Whitewater Church is a charming debut that bodes well for Andrea Carter
Irish Times||I adored this traditional crime novel; it's modern day Agatha Christie with Ben as Miss Marple
Irish Examiner on Death at Whitewater Church||A promising start
The Sunday Times Crime Club on Death at Whitewater Church
December in Glendara, Inishowen, and solicitor Benedicta 'Ben' O'Keeffe is working flat out before the holidays; the one bright spot on her horizon is spending her first Christmas with Sergeant Tom Molloy.
But on a trip to Dublin to visit her parents, she runs into Luke Kirby - the man who killed her sister - freshly released from jail. He appears remorseful, conciliatory even, but as she walks away, he whispers something that chills her to the bone.
Back in Glendara, there is chaos. The Oak pub has burned down and Carole Kearney, the Oak's barmaid, has gone missing. And then on Christmas morning, while walking up Sliabh Sneacht, Ben and Molloy make a gruesome discovery: a body lying face down in the snow.
Who is behind this vicious attack on Glendara and its residents? Ben tries to find answers, but is she the one in danger?
Praise for Andrea Carter:
'I adored this traditional crime novel; it's modern day Agatha Christie with Ben as Miss Marple' Irish Examiner
'A promising start' The Sunday Times Crime Club
'The colourful cast of characters may be fictional, but the landscapes, towns and villages are instantly recognisable' Irish Daily Mail