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June 8, 2015




A minute can make all the difference…Pieter Posthumus is enjoying a quiet drink in his favourite bar when the screaming starts. A minute later, the owner of the guesthouse next door rushes in: one of her tenants has been murdered.
Marloes, the guesthouse owner, is an odd but kind soul. Posthumus cannot believe it when she is arrested – for both her tenant Zig’s murder and another death years before. He knows there are questions unanswered: what is the link between the two cases? Why are people so keen to think Marloes is guilty? And why did Zig paint just one picture every year – a copy of a Dutch master, but with one peculiar twist?
As his investigation progresses, he comes to see that a few minutes can mean all the difference in the world: between saving a life and taking one; between innocence and guilt. And that sometimes asking questions leads to a truth that’s hard to bear.
One life lost and many deaths to come.
Pieter Posthumus thinking that the cafe would be quite and he could sit at the bar and chat with Anna before things got to busy. They hadn’t seen each other for a couple of days and had a lot of catching up to do. As Pieter settled in to the cosy of it all in the cafe.
It was then they heard it. Not so much as a scream,but as a wail. It was Marloes from the guest-house next door banging hard on the cafe window. There was blood on Marloes cheek and down one side of her dress.
Pieter Posthumus rushes next door into the guest-house. There was blood everywhere. Pieter had never seen so much blood. A dark pool of blood beneath Zig’s head, where he lay dead half-on the bed and half-off the bed.
Maroles was described as an oddball she ran her guest-house more like an informal refuge. A shelter for the lost and broken young souls that she took under wing.
As the investigation start with blood on Marloes face and blood on her dress the question is who murdered Zig at Marloes guest-house?
Published by mulholand



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