The Innocent Angels

Alison Belsham

She was lying still, almost as white as the chalk of the cave, the angel wings she was wearing crushed beneath her back. Her head was turned towards the crying baby sitting nearby as if she wanted to comfort her. But her wide blue eyes were unseeing…

When Detective Lexi Bennett is called to the scene, what she sees makes her heart clench. A young woman in angel wings lies dead, her eyes still fixed on her sobbing child. What kind of monster would leave a baby motherless and alone in the dark? Lexi promises herself she will catch the brutal killer who stole Bethany’s future.

The body was found in the caves beneath Elvington vineyard. At first Lexi can find no connection with Bethany… until the owner reveals he is the father of her child. Could he have killed her to claim custody? Or did his jealous wife murder her rival?

But when another woman is found dead amongst the vines, wearing angel wings, her baby crawling nearby, Lexi is certain the killer is fulfilling a deeply personal ritual. In order to stop him, she will have to understand him.

Under pressure to arrest the obvious suspect and out on a limb, Lexi digs deep into the past to uncover where all this began. And when she’s attacked, she knows she’s on the right track. But the killer already has his next victim in his sights… and Lexi will have to risk everything to stop him.

For fans of Angela Marsons, Karin Slaughter and Val McDermid, The Innocent Angels will keep you hooked from the first page to the final shocking reveal.

See what readers are saying about the Detective Lexi Bennett series:

5 WELL-DESERVED STARS! You will want to read this in one sitting because you are on the edge of your seat the entire time… I was mad at life getting in the way!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Superb… thrilling… so intense in the lead up to its heart-pounding finale, I needed a good lie down when I was done to get my heart rate back to normal as well as uncurling my fingers from gripping my kindle so tight!Once Upon a Time Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

WOW!!!! This book was AMAZING!!!! Detective Lexi Bennett is such an amazing character and I can’t wait to get to read the rest of this series!!… Absolutely obsessed with this book and cannot recommend it enough!!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

WOW. I don’t know how to put into words how amazing this book was… I was on my seat the whole time… A MUST-READ.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I read the last 25% with my heart in my mouth!… a rollercoaster of a read… I’m devastated there are no more to read, I could easily devour another 10!!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I have no idea how a written review will do justice for this brilliant book… hooked from the very first page… I devoured in one sitting. My pulse racing from the tension created in the pages… brilliant… impossible to put down.’ Little Miss Book Lover 87, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I could NOT put this book down. 5 stars over and over and over again.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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