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The Angel Downstairs

The third enthralling story in the Dechansay Bright Mysteries series.

Hannah Dechansay and Nathan Bright both work for an art restoration company that specialises in working on-site. They don’t get on. And trouble follows them around. Obliged to work side by side, they find there’s one thing they do well together: solve mysteries.

Some people never tell the truth. They daren’t.

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Eric Dechansay is a successful artist with a popular studio in Paris, the life and soul of every party. Then the threatening letters start. Eric’s past - and someone he thought was dead - have come back to haunt him.

Hannah Dechansay knows nothing of her father’s past but a phone call from her half-sister has her leaving Oxford and on a plane to Paris. She won’t be welcome. Eric’s carefully constructed life is crashing around his ears and Hannah’s determination to find out why will only make things worse. Her father’s clearly frightened and he’s lying. And then there’s the piano player. Who is he anyway?

As the stakes rise inexorably higher, who can Hannah trust?

A tale of intrigue, lost chances and tangled romance. Poignant, suspenseful, sometimes funny. Always compelling.

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Book Clubs

My books are sometimes chosen to be read by book clubs and I’m thrilled to know that people are engaging with my stories and characters. It’s also interesting for me to hear your impressions and to see my characters through your eyes. If you have decided to read The Silence Before Thunder and would like more information about it, do get in touch. If your club is local to me, I should be happy to come and discuss it with you at a meeting if you would like; alternatively, we may be able to hook up on Skype.

I have prepared a list of questions you may choose to consider after reading The Silence Before Thunder. Click here to download a copy for your club.

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Praise for The Angel Downstairs

‘Enthralling from cover to cover with fabulous details and descriptions of the beautiful setting of Paris.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Good to catch up with this duo as life becomes a little more complicated and uncertain. Well-rounded characters and great attention to detail make this another enjoyable read.’ Amazon reviewer

‘I have just finished The Angel Downstairs, and really enjoyed it. It is well written and has a good storyline with real characters, and I could easily imagine myself in Paris... Thank you Kathy for another lovely read.’ Kobo reviewer

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Book Clubs

My books are sometimes chosen to be read by book clubs and I’m thrilled to know that people are engaging with my stories and characters. It’s also interesting for me to hear your impressions and to see my characters through your eyes. If you decide to read The Angel Downstairs once it is published and would like more information about it, do get in touch. If your club is local to me, I should be happy to come and discuss it with you at a meeting if you would like; alternatively, we may be able to hook up on Skype.

I have prepared a list of questions you may choose to consider after reading The Angel Downstairs. Click here to download a copy for your club. Be aware that the questions may contain spoilers!