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The Salt Marsh

The Salt Marsh

Author(s): Clare Carson

Location(s): Kent, Norfolk

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Contemporary/Cold War

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Sam Coyle’s father lived in the shadows – an undercover agent among the spies and radicals of Cold War London.

That world claimed his life, and Sam is haunted by his absence. He left nothing behind but his enemies; nothing to his daughter but his tradecraft and paranoia.

Now, her boyfriend Luke is missing too – the one person she could trust, vanished into the fog on the Kentish coast. To find him, Sam must follow uncertain leads into a labyrinth of blind channels and shifting ground. She must navigate the treacherous expanse of the salt marsh…

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