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‘The Death Chamber’ by Lesley Thomson
Book Beginnings / First Lines

‘THE DEATH CHAMBER’ (The Detective’s Daughter Book #6) by LESLEY THOMSON

FIRST LINES / BOOK BEGINNINGS

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PROLOGUE

Saturday 11th June 1977

Cassie Baker ducks into the back of Mike Spicer’s souped-up Ford Escort Mark 1. Her mum shouts from the gate, ‘Find your little sister and be in a taxi by ten!’ Lauren Spicer cranes around from the front seat and the friends exchange a look. By ten the party won’t be started.

Trudy Baker yells ‘Don’t spend that taxi money on drink. Don’t drink!’ As Mike accelerates down the lane, she adds something about not making a racket when Cassie gets back. The girls laugh. Lauren Spicer’s tempted to shout Cassie won’t be coming back. She says to Cassie, ‘Would we drink?’ Mick tells them, ‘Behave!’

In Cassie’s bead-encrusted clutch-bag is a bottle labelled Chucklin’ Cherry. It’s filled with Smirnoff vodka. She calls back to her mum, her words snatched into the night, ‘I’ll be good.’ Famous last words.

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THE PREMISE

Cover Image Of The Book 'The Death Chamber' By Lesley ThomsonQueen’s Jubilee, 1977: Cassie Baker sees her boyfriend kissing another girl at the village disco.

Upset, she heads home alone and is never seen again.

Millennium Eve, 1999: DCI Paul Mercer finds Cassie’s remains in a field.

Now he must prove the man who led him there is guilty.

When Mercer’s daughter asks Stella Darnell for help solving the murder, Stella see echoes of herself.

Another detective’s daughter.

With her sidekick sleuth, Jack, Stella moves to Winchcombe, where DCI Mercer and his prime suspect have been playing cat and mouse for the past eighteen years..

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