A BRYNAMAN author has released her second book in a detective series which the setting is heavily influenced by the Amman Valley.

Writer Cheryl-Rees Price was raised in Brynaman where she still lives with her husband and daughters.

Originally from Cardiff, but having moved to the Amman Valley with her family when she was eight-years-old, Cheryl has used her local location as inspiration to create a cast of bright characters and explore chilling plots.

The Silent Quarry was released in December last year and was the first book in the Di Winter Meadows series published by Accent press.

Now the author is back with the second book of the series, Frozen Minds, which was launched last Sunday in Cardiff.

The former legal clerk said: “The second book of the series Frozen Minds is about a murder in a residential home. Local people start to accuse the residents of the home of being behind the killing but it is not all as it seems.

“A member of staff at the home is the victim of a murder and seems to be a respectable man, but Di Winter Meadows knows there’s more to the case than meets the eye.”

“The villages in the series are much like the Amman Valley, but of course with factious names.

“If you know the valley well enough, you can probably picture which part I am describing as you read the book.”

It doesn’t take long for DI Meadows to discover a culture of fear at the home and some unscrupulous dealings going on between the staff in the book.

Since the first novel, Cheryl has been busy with promotional work and book signings at Carmarthenshire libraries.

The writer is back at Ammanford library on December 3 from 11am until 1pm and Llanelli library on November 26 where she will be signing copies of Frozen Minds as well as answering any questions.

Fans of the Di Meadows series need not to worry as Cheryl has confirmed that the third book will be out sometime next year.

The author has also revealed she will be realising a standalone book some time in 2017.