A third Amman Valley-influenced novel has been created by a Brynaman author.

Writer Cheryl Rees-Price is originally from Cardiff but has been living in the Amman Valley village since she was eight years old.

The author has used her local location as inspiration to explore chilling plots in a detective series which is heavily influenced by the villages in the Amman Valley.

The first novel The Silent Quarry was released in December 2015 and was the first book in the DI Winter Meadows series. The second novel Frozen Minds was published 12 months later and now Cheryl is back with the third book in the crime series.

The novel named Suffer the Children tells the tale of Natalie Beynon who wakes after a party to find her 18-month-old daughter, Ella, missing and the front door open.

DI Meadows returns to lead the search for the missing child, but with no sign of a break in it looks like the answer to Ella’s disappearance lies with those who were at the party that night.

When Ella’s toy rabbit is found on the footpath leading into the local woods, hopes are raised, and a large-scale search is launched.

Mum Cheryl added: “It’s a race against time to find the child before nightfall.

“Then events take a shocking turn. An appalling discovery, another missing child and a murder push Meadows and his team to the limits.

“It’s every parent’s worst nightmare.”

Amman Valley residents who read the novel will notice the similarity between the fictional setting and their hometown.

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

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

Since the first novel was released two years ago, the author has been busy with promotional work and book signings.

Fans of the DI Meadows series need not to worry as Cheryl has confirmed that a fourth novel will be out in the near future, but the author has plans to release a standalone book in 2018.