Sarah Fortune, first encountered in "Shadows on the Mirror", is sent to Merton-on-Sea in Norfolk to sort out the inheritance problems of the small town's premier family. But she discovers much more than just an ambiguously-worded will - and also has to confront the pain of her own past.
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'Vintage Fyfield - tense, sharply observed and fiendishly clever.' - She
'Gripping and disturbing.' - Sunday Express
'A devilishly intricate plot ... chilling and entertaining.' - Good Housekeeping
'Driven by the excellence of her writing and her superb mastery of frissony atmosphere.' - The Times
Critical acclaim for Frances Fyfield:
'Frances Fyfield ... is at the forefront of the latest generation of contenders for the title of British Queen of Crime ... all the physical and emotional sadism of a Jacobean revenge drama... Perfectly Pure and Good shows that she has the courage to stretch the genre to its very limit.' - Mail on Sunday
'Elegant and unnerving novel of psychological suspense ... another haunting story of romantic obsession.' - New York Times
'A novel to cherish.' - Times Literary Supplement
'A complex, unsettling novel.' - Publishers WeeklyFrom the Inside Flap:
Sarah Fortune's name belies her recent life. A beautiful red-haired attorney, she's still recovering from the macabre attack of a now-deceased client, Charles Tysall, who became obsessed with her. The scars on her creamy skin have healed but will never disappear. Now the senior partner in her firm has asked her to travel to the seaside town of Merton to sort out a legacy left to the feuding Pardoe family. It is the same town where Tysall spent her summer holidays.
Sarah arrives in Merton to find that her clients consist of a dotty matriarch, two brothers (one nasty and one industrious), and a daughter sadly in search of self-esteem. And along a quay studded with cheap amusements and fish-and-chip wrappers lurks a ghost, a phantom who may be more dangerous than any flesh-and-blood villain--
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