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Halfway

Halfway

Author(s): Beverley Jones

Location(s): Wales

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

Location

Content

If everyone is lying, who can you trust?

The Halfway Inn is closed to customers, side-lined by a bypass and hidden deep in inhospitable countryside. One winter’s night, two women end up knocking on the door, seeking refuge as a blizzard takes hold.

But why is the landlord less than pleased to see them? And what is his elderly father trying so hard to tell them?

At the local police station PC Lissa Lloyd is holding the fort while the rest of her team share in the rare excitement of a brutal murder at an isolated farmhouse. A dangerous fugitive is on the run – but how can Lissa make a name for herself if she’s stuck at her desk? When a call comes in saying the local district nurse is missing, she jumps at the chance to investigate her disappearance.

The strangers at Halfway wait out the storm, but soon realise they might have been safer on the road. It seems not all the travellers will make it home for Christmas . . .

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Lead Review

Author: tripfiction

This has been the #TFBookClub choice for November/December 2018 South Wales: Evidence of ancient occupation is etched all across the country, the long-abandoned first and the almost-echo of tramping feet, attempts at conquest defeated...

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A Welsh tale where people aren’t always as they seem

Author: angep1969

It’s nearing Christmas in rural Wales and the weather is harsh and snowy. The perfect setting for a crime thriller. This is a tale told from the perspective of several characters – each is...

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Atmospheric read

Author: sel2006

A fairly quick read but engrossing. Each of the voices we hear is from a flawed and/or tortured character. In fact, none of the main characters were appealing to me. The use of different...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021