Welcome to a world of stories, animals & friends with author Diana Hockley
Detective Inspector Susan Prescott never dreamed that at her age she would be keeping a secret from her husband, David, but before she gets around to revealing all, he is called away on what she suspects is dangerous business. If that isn’t enough to worry about, two murders – which she believes are connected – have to be investigated, one of them involving a close friend.
Pamela Miller, classical flautist, having overcome her debilitating stage fright after intensive hypnotherapy, is looking forward to her major concert at the Concert Hall at Southbank. However, her triumph is somewhat muted after a devastating discovery and its aftermath. The advent in her life of a sexy detective is a bonus, but is she hoping for more than he is prepared to give?
Ariel is delighted by the gorgeous musician she meets on the plane from Sydney, but is frustrated by not being able to boast about it to her girlfriends. He’s asked her to dinner, but she has a better idea – how about a fun night at home?
Dingo just wants to play games.
Then it all goes wrong.
Shell-shocked from a tragedy at work and an acrimonious domestic upheaval, Detective Senior Sergeant Susan Prescott flees town to recuperate, but fate has other ideas.
Her plan to house-sit for relatives in a rural community is shattered when Susan witnesses a very public murder within an hour of her arrival. Things turn sinister after an encounter with an elderly lady; a hint of a long ago murder is not a secret with which Susan wants to be entrusted.
Enter Detective Inspector David Maguire whom she has not seen for thirteen years and who is assigned to the case, which sends her into a further tailspin. Against her better judgment, Susan is drawn inexorably into the investigation, surrounded by menacing strangers whose private agendas threaten her safety, and soon, her life.
When classical pianist Ally Carpenter goes missing during a night out with friends, the implications stretch far beyond her disappearance. Veteran detective, Senior Sergeant Susan Prescott, believes that sexual predators may have abducted Ally. However, after two women with connections to the Carpenters are murdered, she realises there may be more to the crime than at first thought.
While Prescott puts all her efforts into solving the crime, those close to Ally battle their own turmoil. Friendships become strained and secrets come to light as Ally's terrified mother, Eloise, is forced to confront the lie she has perpetuated for 26 years. Cellist, Briece Mochrie―determined to discover what has happened to the girl he loves―is swept into a dangerous undertow of murder and revenge. The kidnappers have their own agenda; Ally's life is on the line.