- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Quercus (26 April 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1849163111
- ISBN-13: 978-1849163118
- Product Dimensions: 24 x 3.6 x 15.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,402,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Willing Victim Hardcover – 26 Apr 2012
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'a skilful and moving tale of faith and madness, elegantly dressed up as a police procedural' Mail on Sunday. (Mail on Sunday)
'A top-notch police procedural' Sunday Telegraph. (Sunday Telegraph)
'A Willing Victim is a complex, richly-textured novel, beautifully written' Shots Mag. (Shotsmag.co.uk)
'An excellent thought-provoking read' Literary Review. (Literary Review)
'an intelligent, thought provoking crime novel with a particularly poignant ending' The Spectator. (Spectator)
'brilliantly written and scrupulously researched. Some historical fiction trades in nostalgia. This does not. Instead it details a period that few of us would willingly return to live in but which we really ought not to ignore' Reviewing the Evidence. (Reviewing the Evidence)
'Extraordinary mastery of the atmosphere, dialogue and morality of London's past ... a subtle writer who achieves her grip on the reader by the accumulation of little gems of setting and characterization' The Times. (The Times)
'this book was so brilliantly written that I kept having to look up from reading to reassure myself I wasn't back there' Promoting Crime. (Promoting Crime)
'Wilson herself really excels in the passages of poetic description' Independent. (Independent)
About the Author
Laura Wilson's acclaimed and award-winning crime novels have won her many fans. Her novel Stratton's War won the Ellis Peters Award, while The Lover and A Thousand Lies were both shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger. Laura is the Guardian's crime reviewer. She lives in Islington, London.
Top Customer Reviews
Added to that, the ongoing story of Stratton, his on-off relationship with Diana, his troubled relationship with his son, and the secret being kept from him by his daughter all feel a bit unconvincing here to the point of being dreary.
So a disappointing book in what is a good series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good read. I love this writers style and the era that she writes about. I am hooked and have read all her books.Can't wait for the next one.Published 5 months ago by jan
This is Laura Wilson at her best. And her other books have been top class. Enjoy.Published 20 months ago by Lyngheath
It is 1956 and the police plodding is ultra slow. Doubly so, because in addition to detective Stratton’s personal woes I found myself equally bored by those of his male colleague. Read morePublished on 4 Mar. 2015 by Cathy
I was a bit disappointed felt the book was overlong and could have been told in half the pages. I stayed with the story, it will not put me off reading & trying another book by... Read morePublished on 27 Jun. 2014 by Jean Naysmith