Manor House

Manor House, Driffield

McAvoy and Pharaoh visit the former mental hospital where Hoyer-Wood was a patient.


“The manor house is magnificent; all stone-vaulting and turrets, tipi-topped towers and rounded, mullioned windows. In this light, it appears timeless, though McAvoy finds it hard not to imagine some Medieval princess sitting at one of the dark windows, weeping and working on her tapestries as father and brothers practise swordplay in the grounds.”SORROW BOUND

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Sorrow Bound:  A DS McAvoy novel by David Mark


Philippa Longman is a 53-year-old grandmother at the centre of a loving family, who want nothing more than to get home from work before the storm breaks.

Roisin McAvoy is a young mother whose heart is as golden as the jewellery around her neck – a woman who is as fiercely protective of her closest friends as she is loyal to her husband.

DS Aector McAvoy is a man consumed with the well-being of others: whether it’s shielding his family from the world, or protecting Hull’s citizens amid an epidemic of violent crime.

But deep-seated grudges are greater than goodwill, and soon all three of these gentle souls will learn a common lesson – that bad things happen to good people.

‘In terms of food analogies, some books are bland or subtly flavoured, while others are like a fiery curry. David Mark’s DS McAvoy books are unarguably in the latter category.’