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This review is from: Blind to the Bones (Paperback)
A newspaper and magazine journalist for over 25 years, Stephen Booth was born in the English Pennine mill town of Burnley. He was brought up on the coast at Blackpool. Stephen gave up journalism in 2001 to write crime novels full time.
Withens is a small village in the Peak District and like many other small town and villages it is troubled by theft and vandalism, but Withens problems stem from mainly one local family, the Oxleys, a family from hell. Now the village is the focus of a murder investigation. A young man's body has been discovered out on the cold and desolate moors nearby and the man is a member of the family from hell, he is an Oxley.
Police are also trying to solve the mystery of a young girl who vanished two years ago. Some new evidence has turned up, but her parents believe that Emma is still alive. With one murder and one unsolved disappearance Withens reputation as a grim place is growing and it looks as though things may get even worse . . .