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Winter’s Children: Curl up with this gripping, page-turning mystery as the nights get darker

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      Winter’s Children: Curl up with this gripping, page-turning mystery as the nights get darker
Leah Fleming

Литагент HarperCollins

LEAH FLEMING

Winter’s Children

Copyright (#ulink_a566dc66-485b-511f-b3bc-c38568e4ae63)

HarperCollinsPublishers 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF

www.harpercollins.co.uk (http://www.harpercollins.co.uk)

First published in Great Britain by HarperCollins Publishers in 2010 This ebook edition published by HarperCollins Publishers in 2017

Copyright © Leah Fleming 2010

Cover layout design © Becky Glibbery 2017

Cover photographs © Shutterstock

Leah Fleming asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

A catalogue copy of this book is available from the British Library.

This novel is entirely a work of fiction. The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or localities is entirely coincidental.

All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. By payment of the required fees, you have been granted the non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and read the text of this e-book on screen. No part of this text may be reproduced, transmitted, down-loaded, decompiled, reverse engineered, or stored in or introduced into any information storage and retrieval system, in any form or by any means, whether electronic or mechanical, now known or hereinafter invented, without the express written permission of HarperCollins.

Source ISBN: 9781847561046

Ebook Edition © November 2010 ISBN: 9780007352487

Version: 2017-08-28

For all the Wiggins, past, present and future who love this season.

Contents

Cover (#u008f6537-1935-5d71-87ed-54fc7a3335d5)

Title Page (#u374aa40d-2c97-5b5a-8a25-5af8f6ee13f8)

Copyright (#uaebbb5c0-938d-51e4-beb2-d01d55ba66af)

Dedication (#ub066daac-a420-5a23-84b0-972f45e13a33)

Christmas Eve (#u9f076016-311a-5f8e-b32c-f7c6763e9381)

At the Eve of All Souls (#u53f6114c-6089-5627-9c54-6c5b0537eea4)

Yorkshire, November 2001 (#u7c99b820-325f-5101-80fd-4fa5bcb9561d)

Sutton Coldfield, October 2001 (#u9ab57d9f-abca-500b-b224-f1090c012510)

Northbound (#u3f3884c5-aa20-5166-83f5-e4c791088429)

Hepzibah Snowden, 1653 (#ua831007a-4dcd-5b07-b1d9-34ad84d2717f)

Stone Walling (#uecfec335-bf06-5341-bc97-b66445e81845)

Farmhouse (#u0742d665-49d6-56b1-b82f-d99cee8641a6)

Anona Norton, 1653 (#u89089843-cc09-5f31-b109-7810e455ea48)

Village School (#litres_trial_promo)

Quiz Night (#litres_trial_promo)

A Stormy Forecast (#litres_trial_promo)

Joss Snowden and the London Painter, July 1816 (#litres_trial_promo)

Christmas Shopping (#litres_trial_promo)

Agnes, 1869 (#litres_trial_promo)

1874 (#litres_trial_promo)

Shadow Fire (#litres_trial_promo)

Refuge (#litres_trial_promo)

Shirley and the German Christmas, December 1946 (#litres_trial_promo)

Understanding (#litres_trial_promo)

Evie, December 2001 (#litres_trial_promo)

The Search (#litres_trial_promo)

Christmas Eve 2001 (#litres_trial_promo)

A Jacob’s Join Christmas (#litres_trial_promo)

Author’s Note (#litres_trial_promo)

Reading Group Questions (#litres_trial_promo)

About the Author (#litres_trial_promo)

By the same author (#litres_trial_promo)

About the Publisher (#litres_trial_promo)

Christmas Eve (#ulink_65ea1399-bee0-5453-a4b1-393c8a83d7b0)

Sutton Coldfield, December 2000

When the doorbell rang on Christmas Eve, at first Kay and the Partridge family were too busy wrapping up last-minute presents to answer it.

‘Tim’s forgotten his key again,’ Kay shouted to her mother-in-law. ‘Trust him to be home late!’ Since their house had been sold, they were living with Tim’s parents until the move to London in the New Year. ‘Evie, go and open the door for Daddy!’ she yelled to their small daughter, who was as high as a kite on chocolate decorations that had been destined for the Christmas tree. Kay hoped Tim had stopped off at the garden centre to pick one up. He’d promised to dress it with Evie a week ago but the firm had wanted him to go north to secure a deal in Newcastle.

‘Is that you, darling? You’re so … late!’ she yelled down the stairs. There was no response so she trundled down to hear his excuses. Evie was standing at the foot of the stairs looking puzzled.

‘A policeman’s come, and a lady one, they want to speak to you,’ she said smiling. ‘Has Daddy been naughty?’

Kay looked beyond her child to the open door and her knees began to buckle. The expression on the two faces said it all …
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