Stephanie Cooper is visiting her grandmother in the English village of Carlswick before starting her university studies.
Her new relationship with the charismatic guitarist for local indie band The Fury looks promising, but an unexplained death and a family feud dating back to World War II threatens to keep them apart.
As Stephanie delves into the mysterious circumstances surrounding her great-aunt’s death, she begins to uncover the secrets and deceptions of a previous generation. Village gossip about a tragic wartime romance is mingled with whispers of clandestine visitors, art smuggling and perhaps, collaboration with the Nazis.
Someone does not want Stephanie to discover the truth about her family's past. That someone may kill to stop her.
SL Beaumont was born and raised in beautiful New Zealand. The first three books in her young adult series The Carlswick Mysteries, were awarded Honorable Mentions at the San Francisco Book Festival. She graduated from the University of Otago, and has since worked as a chartered accountant in Auckland, London and New York.
She loves to travel and is a self-confessed foodie. One of her goals is to one day cook alongside UK chef Jamie Oliver. Beaumont is currently working on the next book in the series.
Honorable Mention San Francisco Book Festival 2014