Forbes is good on plot, tension and lurking evil - The Times
A well-written, cleverly plotted first novel - Literary Review
A page-turning and assured debut in the vein of Ruth Rendell and P.D.James from a bright new voice on the scene - Irish Independent
… Absorbing mystery… Did I enjoy this book, yes - am I eager for the next in the series. Very definitely YES. Mystery Woman Magazine
From the Back Cover
What shall rest of thee then, what remain, O mystic and sombre Dolores, Our Lady of Pain? A young woman's naked body is found in the undergrowth of Holland Park. Gagged, with her wrists and ankles bound, she has been posed, almost like a statue, kneeling as if in prayer - or begging for mercy. Stuffed into the woman's mouth is a wad of paper on which is written a verse by a Victorian poet, renowned in his time for his sadomasochistic tendencies. Progress on the investigation is frustratingly slow, until a link is made to another murder that occurred exactly a year earlier… “Forbes is good on plot, tension and lurking evil” The Times.
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