Murder silences the body…but not the soul.
Can Merryn MacIntyre, a reclusive schoolboy with a passion for history, free a young woman brutally murdered 375 years ago?
In this gripping novel spanning almost four centuries, Morton Ross weaves a tale of greed, love and blind courage set against impossible odds as Merryn sets about righting the wrongs of history.
1643 and England is in the grip of civil war. A young woman, Grace Mundy, flees from her savage stepmother only to unleash tragic events that echo down the ages to the present day.
Haunted by Grace’s voice, her brother Tom sets out on a quest to solve the mystery of her disappearance. The trail leads him to the treacherous Royalist, Sir John Wintour and the horrifying events which have imprisoned Grace’s soul. Hoping to set her free, Tom confronts Wintour at the top of cliffs high above the River Wye and so the legend of Wintour’s Leap is born.
2019 and the same voice guides a young history geek, Merryn MacIntyre, to the cliffs where he finds a centuries-old treasure. But Grace’s despairing voice is also guiding Merryn’s ruthless and violent history teacher to take possession of the priceless relic, forcing the boy to race against time to unravel its grim past. Only when Grace reveals to Merryn her identity does he fully grasp the magnitude of the task he must undertake. In the novel’s edge-of-the-cliff climax, the fate of both Grace and Merryn’s family rest solely in his hands.
Wintour’s Leap will be offered free on Amazon Kindle from December 6th to 10th, 2020.
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