With peacocks strolling across the lawns to the sounds of classical music, Ramillies seems idyllic.
But then Eden Hartington, conductor, impresario, and founder of the Hartington Music Festival, is found dead.
No one seems to want to talk about what happened - except for Eden's daughter Anna, obsessive about her late father, who is determined to keep his memory alive.
Another death, that of Dominic Leigh, the gifted, wayward trumpet-player also threatens Anna’s beloved music festival.
Brilliant and charismatic, Dominic was the only thing that made Penny Beaumont feel alive. But with Dominic gone and her dependable marriage becoming suffocating, Penny feels the atmosphere at Ramillies is about to boil over.
When Anna announces that she is ready to sacrifice everything to keep the failing Festival going, including the career of Adam Beaumont, Penny's husband and the brilliant young conductor who has succeeded her father, there is no shortage of people who have a vested interest in stopping her.
Then she is shot and Adam is arrested for her murder.
Penny Beaumont is desperate to prove her husband's innocence.
But has her obsession with his genius blinded her to other, darker sides of his complex character?
'The Trumpet Shall Sound' is a brilliantly plotted mystery story that will keep readers gripped from the first page to the last.
Praise for Aline Templeton:
`Templeton's a considerable writer, both intelligent and intuitive' Literary Review
'Atmospheric eeriness . . . [and a] much-too-real feel' Oxford Times
'A creepy combination of detective and gothic' Sunday Post, Dundee
'A tense and atmospheric thriller, which builds up to a crescendo of superb suspense . . . An engrossing tale of tragedy' Bolton Evening News
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’, ‘Night and Silence’, ‘Last Act of All’ and ‘Past Praying For’.
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