‘Skilful, elegant, powerfully atmospheric, in which ancient evil shimmers like images trapped in a corridor of mirrors’ Philip Oakley, Literary Review
‘A highly praised trilogy of novels whose ecclesiastical background adds to the intense nature of the suspense. They inform not only the heart but the brain since Taylor is a writer blessed with great compassion as well as an unerring eye for historical detail. His flawed heroes and heroines and narrators are people you have met before in the street. Their dilemmas are murderously mundane, but the scale of their tragedies devastating’ Frances Fyfield, Sunday Express
From the Back Cover
'Nobody's perfect, says a little girl in a walled garden.'
Certainly not the child stolen from a shabby London Street. Or the sexually frustrated suburban vicar. Or at least of all, perhaps, the woman who runs out of good times and comes to perch like a cuckoo in the bosom of a perfect family.
'Requiem for an Angel' uncovers the secret history of a murderer, tracing the full damage and horror of an unforgiving killer over forty years. For the first time the three volumes of the Roth Trilogy can be read together as they were designed. A chilling account of one family's self-destruction, the story strips away the layers of the past like an archaeological l dig into the very nature of evil.
"A fascinating unravelling of the horrors that the past can visit on the present."
"Finely crafted… Taylor has established a sound reputation for writing tense novels that perceptively penetrate the human psyche."
MARCEL BERLINS, 'The Times'