Surrounded by dense, dark wooland, The Hermitage is an exclusive girls school. One balmy summer's night Sukie Melville leaves her room and vanishes into the woods. The following day her body is pulled from the hungry water of the Menai Strait. Superintendent, Michael McKenna and his team move in to investigate the death. The school's charismatic headmistress insists it was suicide, but McKenna isn't so sure. When McKenna scratches the glossy surface he uncovers a dark and dangerous ethos underpinning the school. Nothing in that hotbed of passionate, brooding resentments is what is seems, and no one can be trusted.
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'A complex, intelligent and absorbing story.' -- Guardian
'A haunting and intricately plotted novel.' -- The Times
'Among the new stars of British crime writing.' -- Sunday Telegraph
'Compelling, stays in your mind long after you've finished the book.' -- She
‘One of the new stars of British crime writing’ -- Susanna Yager, Sunday Telegraph
Alison Taylor is the whistleblower who exposed the abuse in North Wales children's homes. Her writing career began when she lost her job as a social worker because of speaking out.
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Book Description Arrow Books, London, 2002. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st British Paperback Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Nice, unsold, unread first British paperback edition, first printing of this British police procedural featuring Superintendent Michael McKenna. Bookseller Inventory # 001800
Book Description 2002-02-07., 2002. Book Condition: New. Arrow Books Ltd. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 403pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1765027
Book Description Arrow, 2002. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099272091
Book Description Arrow, 2002. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099272091