Try a Sample Chapter of Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates … You’ll Love It!

Try a Sample Chapter of Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates … You’ll Love It!

CHAPTER 1

I’d never seen a dead body before. Sure, there’d been dead birds in the yard once or twice, dead cats on the side of the road, kangaroos on the highway, but nothing that mattered. Now, here I was, following a detective down a bare corridor at the Adelaide city morgue, about to be confronted with not one, but two bodies. The bodies of my grandparents

My heels were loud on the concrete floor, the slow rhythmic clicking the only sound in the passage. I don’t know what had prompted me to wear those shoes, some misguided notion of respect for my grandparents, but I regretted it now.

We came to a door and I followed the detective into a small viewing room no bigger than a large cupboard, with a curtain along one wall. We’d left his female colleague in the reception area, and now I understood why. There would be no room for the three of us in there. The detective was tall and bulky and seemed to fill the tiny space. He had a hair on his collar, a steel- grey hair clearly visible against his dark jacket. I wanted to pick it off, to tidy him up for my grandparents.

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          Publisher details

          Inheritance of Secrets
          Author
          Sonya Bates
          Publisher
          HarperCollins
          Genres
          Fiction, Thriller
          Released
          20 April, 2020
          ISBN
          9781460757857

          Synopsis

          A brutal murder. A wartime promise. A quest for the truth. Kate Furnivall meets Caroline Overington in a gripping, page-turning mystery.No matter how far you run, the past will always find you.Juliet's elderly grandparents are killed in their Adelaide home. Who would commit such a heinous crime - and why? The only clue is her grandfather Karl's missing signet ring.When Juliet's estranged sister, Lily, returns in fear for her life, Juliet suspects something far more sinister than a simple break-in gone wrong. Before Juliet can get any answers, Lily vanishes once more.Juliet only knew Karl Weiss as a loving grandfather, a German soldier who emigrated to Australia to build a new life. What was he hiding that could have led to his murder? While attempting to find out, Juliet uncovers some disturbing secrets from WWII that will put both her and her sister's lives in danger ...Gripping. Tense. Mysterious. Inheritance of Secrets links the crimes of the present to the secrets of the past and asks how far would you go to keep a promise?
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          About the author

          Sonya Bates

          Sonya Bates is a Canadian writer who has made South Australia her home since 1997. She studied linguistics at the University of Victoria before obtaining a masters degree in speech-language pathology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Having worked with children with communication difficulties for over twenty-five years, she now enjoys sharing her knowledge with speech pathology students as a part-time clinical educator. When her two daughters were young, she started writing for children and has published several children's books. Her debut adult novel, Inheritance of Secrets, was shortlisted as an unpublished manuscript in the inaugural Banjo Prize in 2018.

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