Thicker Than Water

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In his powerful and haunting first novel, Dylan Jones describes a man caught between the very real tragedy of what he knows happened to his wife and his overwhelming desire not to believe it. Sam Crawford has just returned from a six-month self-enforced exile following the brutal murder of his wife, Jo, and their unborn child. Determined to tear his attention away from the lonely memories still alive in the flat they shared, Sam focuses on resuming his medical practice and getting his own life back in order. But ...
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Overview

In his powerful and haunting first novel, Dylan Jones describes a man caught between the very real tragedy of what he knows happened to his wife and his overwhelming desire not to believe it. Sam Crawford has just returned from a six-month self-enforced exile following the brutal murder of his wife, Jo, and their unborn child. Determined to tear his attention away from the lonely memories still alive in the flat they shared, Sam focuses on resuming his medical practice and getting his own life back in order. But Sam finds it harder to wake from his nightmare than he ever imagined. Debbie, Jo's identical twin sister, who had an extraordinary bond with her "other half," is convinced that Jo is trying to contact her - from the other side. At first, Sam refuses to believe it, until he finds himself smelling her perfume or feeling her presence. Are these only his desperate imaginings, or is someone - or something - else responsible? It seems that Sam's only hope lies in finding out for himself who killed Jo, and why. But then the witnesses begin to die, one by one, and Sam's nightmare moves closer and closer to reality in the story's shocking conclusion.
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Steadily accelerating psychological suspense marks this debut about a Welsh doctor's attempt to put his life together after the death of his pregnant wife. Six months after Jo was killed in a heinous, apparently intentional hit-and-run, Cardiff physician Sam Crawford is still haunted by grief. Obsessively he plays the answering-machine tape of his wife's last message, and he can't shake nightmares about the childhood death of a young cousin. Jo's twin sister, Debbie, whose fertility problems seem exacerbated by a post-viral weakness, insists that she still feels Jo's presence. Sam meets with, and is drawn to, Chloe, his wife's former colleague, but odd occurrences keep him off balance: the scent of Jo's perfume pervades his apartment; her favorite magazines appear with pages about mothers and babies marked; on a new phone message, Jo's voice asks for help. Jones suggests possible explanations in engrossing cinematic scenes, one with a madman in a psychiatric hospital and another with a philandering partner. Although Sam might have more quickly tumbled to the real culprit, Jones's tale engages all the way to the Grand Guignol climax. (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312105587
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/7/1994
  • Edition description: 1st U.S. ed
  • Pages: 208

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