An Absence of Birdsong

This sequel to 'Free as a Bird in a Healing Garden' is a Romantic Historical Mystery. Emma, grew up believing that her grandmother, Eliza was dead.but discovers that she is alive and in a nursing home.Eliza needs Emma's help with unearthing a secret which has been hidden for decades. Returning from Malta to England, Emma, while searching for answers, finds her own life taking an unexpected turn. More

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About Patricia Matthew

I was born and educated in Kent, U.K. and later went on to train to teach Biology under the London Institute. I married and had two children and now live in Southport, a beautiful, Victorian, seaside town in the north of England.
I began writing creatively relatively late in life while studying for an English degree as a mature student. As well as writing I am an avid reader of many genres .I also like to paint using acrylics, tend my garden and walk Tilly my Jack Russell.

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About the Series: Creatures of Circumstance
The first book 'Free as a Bird in a Healing Garden ' recounts the ups and downs of the Ferguson sisters, Kate and Holly and their mother, Emma. It is a tale of love, loss and family secrets which will have you gripped from the opening page.

The second book, 'An Absence of Birdsong' takes place five years later and is a Romantic, Historical Mystery . The characters have moved on and In some ways it is Emma's story. Again it is a tale of love, loss and family secrets but the secret this time has remained tucked away for decades. A family member whom everyone thought was dead, suddenly makes an appearance and asks Emma to find some letters written in code, which have been hidden away in a secret compartment in a bureau for around eighty years. These letters, once they are deciphered, will tell 'the truth'.

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