Narrated By: Michael Bryant
Duration: 7 hours and 7 minutes
What to expect
Stephen Whalby loves to walk the moor. It is a dark and forbidding place, but it is his.
When the body of a young blonde woman is found there, her face horrifically disfigured, the victim of a merciless murderer, his beloved moor is tainted with suspicion and terror.
Then a second woman goes missing on the moor and Stephen watches as the search party make their way across the treacherous murder scene. Not to be usurped by a killer or a victim; he, and only he, is the master of the moor.
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The best mystery writer anywhere in the English-speaking world
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