The Sleeping Season
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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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. ...more
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 ...more
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. ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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, ...more