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To Dream of the Dead (Merrily Watkins Mysteries Book 10) Phil Rickman

To Dream of the Dead (Merrily Watkins Mysteries Book 10)

Phil Rickman

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December, and the river is rising. The village of Ledwardine has never been flooded in living memory. Within days it will be an island. Theres no electricity. The church is serving as a temporary mortuary for two people who drowned. Only one manMoreDecember, and the river is rising. The village of Ledwardine has never been flooded in living memory. Within days it will be an island. Theres no electricity. The church is serving as a temporary mortuary for two people who drowned. Only one man feels safer. An aggressively atheist author has been moved, for his own safety, Rushdie-style, into a secluded house just outside the village. Fundamentalist Christians have hated him for years. Now hes offended the Muslims. Bad move.Meanwhile, archaeologists, assisted by Merrilys teenage daughter, Jane, are at work in Colemans Meadow, unearthing an ancient row of standing stones which some people would rather stay buried. The atheists temporary home is close to the site. And his young wife is becoming conspicuously agitated. Is it the fear of discovery--or the kind of fear that she, of all people, could never disclose? One thing is clear: the last person whos going to be welcome in that house is an exorcist.With the flood water washing up Church Lane towards the vicarage and the shop running out of cigarettes it looks like a cold and complex Christmas for Merrily Watkins in an ancient community forced to untangle its own history against the swirling uncertainty of the future.