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Past Praying For by Aline Templeton

27th May 2014

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Past Praying For – Aline Templeton (FREE to download 27.05.2014)


The people of of Stretton Noble are middle-class and complacent – or so thinks the Reverend Margaret Moon, who is disgusted by the materialistic lifestyle of her new parishioners.

It’s only when her brother, Robert, a forensic psychologist, comes to visit that she is made aware of the uneasy undercurrents and tensions which pervade this seemingly peaceful village society.

But even he doesn’t suspect that someone is concealing a childhood trauma so severe that it has fractured their personality.

But then a strange series of events persuades both Margaret and Robert that a killer is among them.

It starts with small attacks.

Strange objects appear in villagers’ homes, belongings are damaged and rooms ransacked.

But then there are hate-filled poison pen letters follow, and an arson attack that results in a death.

Victims themselves, Margaret and Robert are drawn to the heart of the mystery. Combining their very different approaches they must try and single out the damaged individual whose tragic past has led them to commit such evil acts.

But will they be able to identify the perpetrator before more lives are lost?

Or are they ‘Past Praying For’?

‘Past Praying For’ is a chilling, psychological mystery story by one of the masters of the genre.

‘Very good indeed’ Highbury & Islington Express

‘Aline Templeton conveys a sense of drama and suspense which is easy to read and difficult to put down’ Yorkshire Gazette & Herald

‘Templeton’s a considerable writer both intelligent and intuitive’ Literary Review

Aline Templeton lives in Edinburgh with her husband, in a house with a balcony built by an astronomer to observe the stars over the beautiful city skyline. She has worked in education and broadcasting and has written numerous articles and stories for newspapers and magazines. Her books include ‘Shades of Death’ and ‘Night and Silence’.

Endeavour Press is the UK’s leading independent publisher of digital books.

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