Minette Walters' shattering new novel unveils the secrets and betrayals, past and present, that come home to those who try to bury them.
A destitute man is found dead on the property of a wealthy socialite. But the reporter investigating the dead man's identity - and the woman whose home became his deathbed - are swiftly ensnared in a web of deception as tangled and complex as the hearts and minds that spun it...
First time in paperback
National bestselling author of The Dark Room and winner of the Edgar Award, as well as many other prestigious awards
"A superior storyteller who plumbs psychological depths with an acuity that ...will have readers enthralled." -Publishers Weekly
|Publisher:||McClelland & Stewart Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
The broadcast of the brilliant film adaptations of her novels on Showcase has crowned Minette Walters the new queen of British mystery writers. Her career has been little short of astonishing: With her debut novel, The Ice House, she won the British Crime Writers' Association John Creasey Award for the best first crime novel of 1992. Her second mystery, The Sculptress, won the U.S. Edgar Allan Poe Award for the best crime novel published in 1993. In 1994, she achieved a unique triple when The Scold's Bridle was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger for the best crime novel of the year. Her fourth novel, The Dark Room, received further critical acclaim when it appeared in 1995. The Echo, her fifth novel, was said by many reviewers to be her best, most intriguing mystery to date. Her sixth novel, The Breaker, was similarly praised and her seventh, The Shape of Snakes, was published to rave reviews. Minette Walters lives in Dorset, England. www.minettewalters.co.uk
Hometown:Dorchester, Dorset, England
Date of Birth:September 26, 1949
Place of Birth:Bishop¿s Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
Education:B.A. in French, Dunelm (Durham University), 1971
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was overall a good book. It kept me reading and it was hard to put down. But there are a lot of things happening at the same time and every so often you have to look back to figure things out. But I do recommend to any avid reader.