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The Silent Quarry

The Silent Quarry

Author(s): Cheryl Rees-Price

Location(s): South Wales

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Present day

A woman’s memory about a fatal attack starts to return. But what she knows could endanger her life.

One morning Gwen Thomas takes a short walk with her Siberian husky in the outskirts of the Welsh town she calls home.

She is drawn to a desolate area where, some twenty years ago as a teenager, she was brutally attacked and her friend killed.

Disorientated by a sudden rush of memories, she has a fall. Later, recovering in hospital, she begins to recollect the events that led up to her friend’s death.

DI Winter Meadows is encouraged to reopen what has for some time been a cold case. If Gwen can remember who attacked her, it could lead to a prosecution.

But not everyone wants Gwen to recover her memory. Having got over her fall, she now faces a greater danger – from whoever else knows what actually happened.

Can DI Meadows find the identity of the attacker before Gwen once more becomes a victim?

THE SILENT QUARRY is the first book in a series of murder mysteries featuring the perceptive but reclusive and love-shy detective DI Winter Meadows. The full list of books is as follows:

1. THE SILENT QUARRY
2. FROZEN MINDS
3. SUFFER THE CHILDREN
4. A KNOT OF SPARROWS

Cheryl is also the author of the standalone thriller BLUE HOLLOW

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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 

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Entries close 6th November 2021