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Almost a Whisper

Priscilla Masters


A young woman is moving dangerously close to the edge of the rock face, pushing a stroller with a child strapped in it towards the steep drop. She has blood on her clothes. Is she a victim or a would-be killer?

Detective Inspector Joanna Piercy takes on the case when a walker discovers the pair, but the young woman is mute. Is she traumatized or unwilling to speak? Was she about to commit a terrible crime?

As the questions mount, forensic psychiatrist Dr Claire Roget is called in to help. Can she persuade the woman to talk? Joanna desperately needs a breakthrough. But when it comes, her investigation takes a shocking turn.


Born in Halifax, Yorkshire, UK, brought up in South Wales, one of 7 multi racial children adopted by an orthopaedic consultant and his classics graduate wife, Priscilla Masters trained as a nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, England, finally retiring in 2012 from her post as a respiratory specialist nurse in the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

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