A Turbulent Priest
By J M Gregson
After five weeks of dry weather, the fields and roads of Lancashire are suddenly flooded by heavy Bank Holiday rain. Debris that has lain stagnant in the summer weeks is uprooted. Among that debris – a body.
Detective Inspector Peach, with the help of Detective Sergeant Lucy Blake, must solve a case that, had it not been for the freak weather, would have lain undiscovered for years.
The body is identified as Father John Bickerstaffe. As DI Peach and DS Blake delve into the life of the Priest, they soon discover that he is not the only victim in this case…
Bishop Hogan summons them to reveal shocking details of the secret life of Father Bickerstaffe. The priest he had a terrible secret which caused not only his downfall, but also his death.
As the case unravels, DI Peach and DS Blake must ask, how far would a parent go to protect, or to avenge, their child?