Fallen Angel is book 3 in my Gaby Darin series of Welsh-set crime fiction books. Set between Llandudno and St Asaph, Gaby and Owen pick up a 25 year murder with far-reaching consequences.
She looked like she’d drifted off to sleep, curled up in her white dress, blonde hair floating in the breeze. They called it the Angel Murder.
Eighteen-year-old Angelica Brock is found dead at a local beauty spot, dressed in a pure white nightgown, her white-blonde hair arranged around her. For years her death is a mystery, her killer the one who got away for a whole generation of police.
For DS Gaby Darin, it’s not just any cold case – the victim is intimately linked to someone close to her, and emotions are high. But just as the team finds a breakthrough clue on Angelica’s nightdress, another case crashes into the station. Could they be linked? After all this time, can Gaby finally discover what really happened to Angelica?
About Fallen Angel.
Fallen Angel is set in Llandudno, a place I’ve been visiting now for over 50 years. I’ve even lived there for a couple. For those who’ve never visited, you might remember those Great Orme Goats during lockdown that took it upon themselves to take over the empty streets? They get a mention!
The Great Orme holds very happy memories. Our parents used to take us to see Alex Monroe, a well remembered summer entertainer, who used to hold court in the Happy Valley open air theatre. There’s a relatively recent addition to the place in the form of some standing stones…
A visit to Wales last year to see family had me going down memory lane with a trip up the Orme. When I came across the central alter-shaped rock, I decided that it would be the perfect place for a murder.
Only time will tell if I was right!
Fallen Angel is available to pre-order here