The Healer by Susanna Cooke
Beth’s Aunt Meg had always been an enigma, never mentioned in the family and seemingly isolated in her remote house in the Peak District. Consequently, news of her sudden death leaves Beth unmoved. She is struggling to cope with a much more tragic loss. The surprise is Meg’s strict instructions that her niece should be present at the reading of the will.
In the small Derbyshire town of Holmsworth where the funeral takes place, Beth is shocked to find that the only other mourners are her aunt’s friend, Cassie, and Mark Williams, the popular local doctor, one of the few people to command the irascible Meg’s respect.
But all is not what it seems. An unexpected find in Meg’s house sets off a series of discoveries that sweep the ground from under Beth’s feet. Soon she finds herself caught up in a web of lies and deception that threatens to overturn everything she thought she knew. Then, as suspicion grows about Meg’s death, she finds herself on a quest for truth that will sorely test her courage and even put her life in grave danger.
They say time is a healer but has she any left?
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