A serial killer reaps revenge in this Welsh murder mystery

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Book 9 of DI Winter Meadows
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Pub Date 13 May 2024 | Archive Date 8 Jul 2024

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A rural Welsh community is beset by a series of cruel murders...

Putting his wedding plans on hold, Detective Winter Meadows resolves to unmask the serial killer on his patch.

The only connection between the victims is the stick dolls left by their bodies. That and the fact they don’t seem to have been particularly popular.

People are ruffled. Scared. Meadows must isolate the killer fast but the evidence is brittle.

The key to unravelling the mystery is in the stone church, in the creaking homes, and in the slowly thawing fields.

Only a detective who truly knows his world can unlock the identity of the killer.

THE CRIMSON HARVEST is the ninth standalone mystery in the DI Winter Meadows series. It can be enjoyed entirely on its own but look out for the other bestselling books.

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A rural Welsh community is beset by a series of cruel murders...

Putting his wedding plans on hold, Detective Winter Meadows resolves to unmask the serial killer on his patch.

The only connection...

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To be released 13th May. Currently on pre-order. Would appreciate reviews on amazon, goodreads and social media!

To be released 13th May. Currently on pre-order. Would appreciate reviews on amazon, goodreads and social media!

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A rural Welsh community is beset by a series of cruel murders!! Good book! This book had suspense, intrigue, action, murder, mystery, a good who done it and a few crazy twists and turns! The storyline was interesting! I definitely recommend reading this book! Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for sharing this book with me!

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What a great book with all the twist and surprises as well as the ah ha moments, it was really a great read. Highly recommend this one to anyone who loves a murder mystery with a Psychological twist.

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Another great book by this author. So many different surprises in this. A lot of great characters plus the ones we already love

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Can’t believe we are up to book, 9 with this fantastic series with all the twist and surprises we come to expect. This series is definitely unusual with the DI from a commune, smoking Cannabis and the rural; Welsh settings.
Once again a great book full of twists , surprises, gruesome murders, intrigue and suspense. Love the reason behind the title.

Highly recommend to fans of murder mysteries with a psychological twist.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to have an Arc in exchange for an honest review

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DI Winters has been handed another case, just before he is set to be married. As he works to solve the case, it seems that the killer is trying to right a perceived wrong, leaving a trail of blog posts as the reasoning for his crimes. While the motives are not entirely clear at the beginning, the more bodies that begin to pile up, the more it seems that their circle is narrowing around a suspect.

This was a great read! I absolutely enjoyed it. I have started working through this series through Audible, and when this one came up, I knew I had to dive in. It definitely did not disappoint. I could not put this book down, and read through it in one sitting.

If you are looking for a mystery to keep you on the edge of your seat, The Crimson Harvest is a winner.

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Several bodies are found in quick succession in a Welsh farming community. They all have strange stick figures left with them. But what links them? It seems that the links are somewhere in the past. An enjoyable twisty read

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A twisty and fast paced read that kept me guessing and reading. It's the second I read in this series and was wondering why I missed the others as it's gripping and highly entertaining.
Atmospheric setting, fleshed out characters, a solid plot.
Many thanks to the publisher for this ARC, all opinions are mine

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A Gruesome Situation..
The ninth outing in the DI Winter Meadows series finds Meadows plagued by a serial killer on his patch whilst trying to plan his wedding. Someone is targeting the pretty but isolated rural community in a gruesome fashion - but who and why? A well crafted and immersive standalone mystery with a credible cast, a well imagined backdrop and a compelling plot. A worthy addition to the series.

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This is an absolutely brilliant thriller. I feel like I've won the jackpot in the literary lottery now I have discovered Cheryl Rees-Price. And there's already eight other novels in this series for me to binge read.
The plot is gritty and gripping and full of unexpected twists and dark revelations. It's extremely complex with a vast array of characters. I loved all the characterisation and was almost overwhelmed with emotion as I read of events in the past.
The Welsh countryside and small town communities were a perfect backdrop for the unfolding events.
Fans of top notch crime fiction will rejoice in reading this novel.

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297 pages

4 stars

This is the ninth (nine? already?), novel in the DI Winter Meadows series.

Elderly people are being horribly murdered in a small village in Wales. Stick figures are left near the bodies. What is the meaning of the “dolls?”

This is a twisty police procedural with a few surprises. The police are competent and dedicated. They work well together as a team.

This book is well written and plotted. Ms. Rees - Price is at her best. The book reads quickly and is entertaining. I recommend it to all who love mysteries or police procedurals.

I want to thank NetGalley and The Book Folks for forwarding to me a copy of this very good book for me to read, enjoy and review. The opinions expressed in the review are solely my own.

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This was a strong ninth book in the DI Winter Meadows series, it had that feel that I enjoyed and thought everything worked so well overall. I thought the serial killer element worked overall and thought the concept was terrifying. It had that murder mystery element and enjoyed getting to know the characters overall. Cheryl Rees-Price wrote this perfectly and was glad I got to read this.

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