Blurb; Greer has just recovered from her terrifying experience during the STAGS play. Was she really put on trial by the sinister Dark Order of the Grand Stag? Or was it purely her overheated imagination? The imprint of an ‘M’ for murderer that has appeared on her thumb, though, is puzzling but incomplete evidence . . .
Meanwhile Ty is staying on at Longcross Manor and Greer, Nel and Shafeen are increasingly worried for her safety. When Ty sends a cryptic message directing them to Cumberland Place, the de Warlencourts’ palatial home in London, they decide to risk a visit. There they meet Henry’s grieving parents, Rollo and Caro. Rollo is arrogant, entitled and not overly grieving. Caro, however, while superficially charming, is clearly pushed to the brink of madness by Henry’s death, insisting that Henry is still alive. Which is clearly impossible . . . but Greer has her own troubling doubts about Henry’s death which make it hard to dismiss Caro completely . . .
Can Greer, Shafeen and Nel work out what Rollo de Warlencourt is planning for his deadly Boxing Day Hunt at Longcross in time to save Ty – who has now gone silent? Or will history horribly repeat itself?
A thrilling, richly complex instalment in the STAGS series.
My Review; This is book three in the stags series and I must say this series has to be read in order to understand the storyline properly. I absolutely love this series. For many readers who have read the complete series so far this is the book that will shock us all the most. Well it certainly shocked me. There is a major, huge twist for this whole series so far…
This makes me excited, I am hoping and praying there is more to come for this series and after reading this THERE HAS TO BE. please. I loved returning to the familiar characters and their antics. Another gripping, mysterious read. Kept me hooked. It’s a fast paced, easy and page turner of a reader for me. I just wanted all the answers. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me. A must read series for me for all YA readers.