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Someone going missing is not an event in their life but an indicator of a problem.

Detective Inspector Harriet Sloane is plagued by nightmares while someone from her past watches from a distance. In East Belfast, local four-year-old River, vanishes from his room.

Sloane must put her own demons to bed and find the boy. Before its too late.

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    Whispering Stories
    Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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    The first two pages of The Sleeping Season completely drew me in and I knew this was a book I was not going to want to put down.

    The book starts with snippets from Detective Inspector Harriet Sloane, known as Harry, past. We then meet Harry in the present day as she is called into work as a four-year-old boy has gone missing from his bedroom. That was it, I was drawn in hook, line, and sinker!

    This was a heart-rendering story that played with my emotions.
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    James Murphy
    Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    The release of The Sleeping Season, the first book in Creighton's new, Belfast based detective series, brings with it a breath of fresh air for the genre. Through it's central character, DI Harry (Harriet) Sloane and supporting characters, the novel presents a distinctly feminist perspective on the many facets of life in contemporary Belfast. Whilst centered around the disappearance of a child, River Reede from his bed and the trauma that it brings, the novel also holds a spotlight to other ...more
    The Coycaterpillar Reads
    Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
    The Sleeping Season really breathes life into the idiom that you end up taking your work home with you. 

    This brand-new crime fiction series focuses on the disappearance of a 4-year-old boy, River, who has mysteriously disappeared from his bedroom despite the fact that there is no sign of any forced entry, however, his jacket also appears to be missing.  The case is wrought with missing information and hindered by the attitude of an ubiquitous mother.  Its apparent this case will test both DI
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    Karen Cole
    Mar 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
    The Sleeping Season is the first book in Kelly Creighton's DI Sloane series but to describe it as a police procedural would be inaccurate; this is literary crime fiction and is a slow burner of a story which is as much about the main protagonist's life as it is the case she is working on.
    That case is the investigation into the disappearance of a four-year-old boy, River who has disappeared from his room despite no evidence of a forced entry - the only clue being that his coat has also vanished.
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    Amanda Sloan
    Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    I received a copy of The Sleeping Season by Kelly Creighton in exchange for an honest review.

    I was immediately drawn to The Sleeping Season for two reasons: one, its set in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where Ive been living for the last 13 years, and two, the main character is Detective Sloane. Okay, Kelly Creighton spelled her name wrong and gave her an extra e, but those are the kind of writing mistakes we can overlook. (Im kidding!)

    Set in modern-day East Belfast, The Sleeping Season follows a
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    Sharon Dempsey
    Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    The Sleeping Season, an East Belfast police procedural, sees a change of tempo for literary fiction writer, Kelly Creighton.
    Assigned to the case of missing four-year-old, River Reede, DI Harry (Harriet) Sloane teams up with DI Diane Linskey to uncover the missing childs whereabouts. We learn about Harrys dysfunctional family background: her father, a former RUC officer, who she relies on to talk through the intricacies of her cases, her drug addict brother and her mother suffering from the
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    LJ (On The Shelf Reviews)
    The Sleeping Season is a beautifully written slow burn story that packs an emotional punch.

    I really enjoyed Kelly Creightons writing style, its vivid and imaginative and I was able to picture things well while I was reading it.

    DI Harriet Sloane is an intriguing character. A little prickly and standoffish but as the novel progresses you really get to know her and understand her better.

    To be honest, this is billed as a police procedural but it felt more like a drama that the main character happens
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    Simon Maltman
    Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    The Sleeping Season is the first book in a new Belfast-set police procedural series. Is there room for another one? It appears there most certainly is. Kelly Creighton manages to merge a dynamic new protagonist with a compelling first mystery in what will go on to be a series of books. Its an interesting and twisty case involving a missing child and featuring many colourful characters. There is heart alongside the mystery and it is wrapped in a narrative that is both tight and lyrical. ...more
    Alex  Jones
    Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Thanks to Friday Press for my e-arc and invite to take part in the Blog Tour for The Sleeping Season by Kelly Creighton.

    The first book in a new crime series introducing Detective Inspector Harriet Sloane.

    Set in Belfast, this is the story of a missing 4 year old boy, River Reede, whose bed is found empty one morning, no trace of the child.

    The investigation follows DI Sloane and partner DI Linskey as they try to unravel this mysterious case.

    With a fraught and despairing mother, a dopey stepfather
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    Kelly Creighton is a Northern Irish novelist, crime writer, short story writer and poet.

    THE SLEEPING SEASON, the first book in her Belfast-based DI Harriet Sloane series will be published in spring 2020.

    BANK HOLIDAY HURRICANE (September 2017, Doire Press), Kelly's debut short story collection, was longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize and shortlisted for a Saboteur Award.

    THE BONES OF IT (May 2015,
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