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… unique characters and superb writing… plot strong enough to keep me riveted through a longer than average ebook. I highly recommend.

5-star Goodreads review by The Cats’ Mother

Click here to read excerpt from BONES IN THE RIVER.

The traditional Appleby Horse Fair hosts the largest gathering of Gypsies and Travellers in Europe. The sudden influx of more than 40,000 visitors into the small Lakeland town has always caused its share of problems, with strained relations between off-comers and locals. But it’s also known as a good time to settle old scores.

This year, the Fair brings with it with the discovery of two bodies near the River Eden—one very recent and another a long time buried.

As Crime Scene Investigator Grace McColl and Detective Nick Weston search for answers, old secrets are revealed, old wounds are reopened, and tensions threaten to erupt into violence. While someone much closer to home is trying to get away with murder…

Top-quality audio for Lakes Thriller Series
Bones in the RiverBook 2: BONES IN THE RIVER
Driving on a country road late at night, you hit a child. There are no witnesses. You have everything to lose. What do you do?
We, the readers, learn early on who the hit-and-run driver is—but why is he such a key player in the story, and what’s the connection with the bones in the river?

The story begins: “His eyes drifted from the road only for a second. That was all it took…”

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ASIN: B085QNRM62     eBook: 9781909344693     Paperback: 9781909344709     Hardcover: 9781909344716     Large print: 9781909344723

CSI Grace McColl. She is forty, amicably divorced from her husband, Max. Born in the Lakes, she was always a keen photographer, who trained as a crime scene investigator after her photographs were used to help a guilty man go free and he later caused a woman’s death. Grace still feels she has much to make amends for. She hides her emotions behind a calm façade that can make her sometimes appear cold. She lives in Orton village, with a Weimaraner called Tallie.
Detective Nick Weston. He is thirty-two, living with his partner, Lisa, a hairdresser, with whom he has a volatile relationship, and a young daughter, Sophie. Nick worked in Firearms in Manchester and then undercover for the Met in London. After he was compromised and almost beaten to death on an undercover op, Lisa persuaded him to transfer up to her native Cumbria, where he is considered an outsider among his colleagues. Nick is still coping with some of the mental and physical after-effects of his experiences.


“You don’t want to put the book down—who knows what might happen while you’re away?”Goodreads reviewer, Maureen Carden.

Wow! I loved this one. I tried so hard to take my time and make it last, but I couldn’t! I had to know how it ended. I won’t say “I had to know who dunnit” because, interestingly, we know from the start. What we don’t know, is how they are going to get away with it and how justice is going to be served.“—Goodreads reviewer, K D Kinchen.

“Zoë Sharp writes the best women in crime. Grace McColl is very different from Charlie Fox but shares the same toughness and empathy that makes all Zoë’s heroines so memorable. The other star is Queenie: tough, loyal and committed; Eleanor, Grace’s mother is a nicely rounded strong lady. But that is not all: the atmosphere of rural England and the Gypsies is equally memorable and fascinating. The crimes get solved but you knew they would. I loved it and look forward to the next adventure.”Australian reader, Keith Hurst’s review on Amazon.