The Babes in the Wood
The nineteenth Wexford novel published by Hutchinson in 2002
The River Brede has burst its banks, and not a single house in the valley has escaped flooding. Even where Wexford lives, higher up in Kingsmarkham, the waters had nearly reached the mulberry tree in his once immaculate garden.
The Subaqua Task Force can find no trace of two local teenagers who have gone missing along with their sitter, Joanna Troy. Their hysterical mother remains convinced that all three have drowned, and as the hours stretch into days, Wexford suspects a case of kidnapping, perhaps connected with an unusual sect called the Church of the Good Gospel.
But when the sitter’s smashed-up car is found at the bottom of a local quarry—occupied by a battered corpse—the investigation takes on a very different hue.
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