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The Blackwater Paperback – 8 Jun. 2021
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The past and present collide as history repeats itself. If DCI William Constable is to catch a killer and expose an international drug trafficking ring before it is too late, he will need to stray from the path to which fate has called him. But nothing can deviate him from his preordained path to death, nothing except a ghostly reincarnation, whose timely appearances from beyond the grave are all that stand between him and his fate.
About the Author
Paul Smith was born in Maldon, the setting for THE BLACKWATER. Paul is a Veterinary Surgeon, and the author of several textbook chapters and publications. His career has led him to leave the Blackwater, but his passion for Maldon, its surrounding estuarine landscape and storied past endures.
- Publisher : Matador (8 Jun. 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 392 pages
- ISBN-10 : 180046309X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1800463097
- Dimensions : 12.85 x 2.06 x 19.84 cm
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What drew me to this book was the location , having lived there for 10 years.
Maldon on the Blackwater estuary.
The book begins in 2014 and a follows DCI William Constable who is trying to catch an international drugs ring and help bring them down. It fails, and the case is put on the back burner, and he finds himself sent back to his own town of Maldon back on the beat.
We are then taken back to Maldon ( Maeldune ) in AD 991 , and follow the life of Wilheim . He works on the Salt pans for his slave master. ( Maldon Sea Salt ! )
What I really loved about the book was the way the story unfolds and interweaves through the two timelines and I found myself really wanting to know what happens in both their lives.
A very cleverly thought out story . Well done Paul Smith a master storyteller !
Set in and around Maldon in 991 and 2014 two apparently separate stories collide in an emotional and breath-taking finale.