"As sharp, observant and intelligent as ever" Sunday Express "A dark, gripping novel permeated with unease and psychological twists ... Certain to send a shiver down your spine" Today
The fourteenth book in the bestselling Detective Chief Inspector Wexford series, from the author of classic detective fiction and gripping psychological thrillers including End in Tears and Thirteen Steps Down. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
Concealed by a shroud of dirty brown velvet, looking like a heap of rags, the woman's body lay between a silver Escort and a dark-blue Lancia.
In the desolate shopping centre car park, Wexford has been too preoccupied to notice anything out of the ordinary - only the teenage girl in the red car, driving past him rather too fast. It was Burden who called him at home with the grim news later that evening: the woman had been attacked from behind, perhaps with a thin length of wire.
But before Wexford can delve any deeper into this curious homicide, he, too, faces death . . .--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
A crime writer for over thirty years, Ruth Rendell has won one Crime Writers’ Association Silver Dagger Award, two Gold Daggers and, the supreme accolade, the Crime Writers’ Diamond Award for her outstanding contribution to the genre.