Closer to Home blurb


Family. Secrets. Murder.


Newly promoted DI Kate Fletcher has reluctantly returned to her home town after a twenty-year absence and a recent divorce.  The discovery of a child’s body near the estate where Kate grew up has her rushing back to Thorpe – a place of bad memories and closed mouths.


As her team investigate the murder, they keep hitting dead ends. The community is reluctant to reopen old wounds and retell old stories.  But Kate’s history refuses to stay buried.


Then another child disappears…


Can Kate solve the case and right the wrongs from her past? 

Author Bio: 

Heleyne Hammersley was born in South Yorkshire but has lived in Cumbria for the last twenty years where she sometimes teaches English and often walks on the fells.

She has been writing since junior school – her first work was a collection of poems called Give Them the Works when she was ten years old. The poems were carefully handwritten on plain paper and tied together with knitting wool. Since then she’s gone on to complete a number of creative writing courses with the Open University and she is a regular NaNoWriMo participant.

The idea for her first novel, Forgotten, came about while on an extended holiday in China and South-East Asia in 2001. 

Heleyne’s second novel, Fracture, again features travel. Set against the backdrop of the Great Ocean Road this tense psychological thriller centres around a fatal road trip



My Review

This is my first novel by this author and I really did enjoy how this was written.   It had solid background that links you to the past of the detective who is in charge.

The character’s  are easy to like.  The main character Kate is very interesting and shows that she has a past that she wants to forget. 

The story was hard as it deals with children and somone who has hurt them.  It makes me feel sad bit the writing was wonderful.

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