A gripping psychological mystery from one of Europe's best-selling crime novelists. Would you confide your most intimate secrets to a stranger? Hella Moormann, a pharmacist, finds herself doing just this when she meets the unprepossessing Rosemarie Hirte in hospital. Hella has always suffered from a need to nurture lost souls, but she believes her latest lover will be different. Levin, a beautiful young dental student, is heir to his grandfather's fortune and looks like a good thing. All too soon, though, her faith is shaken: not only does he take an unhealthy interest in some antique poison bottles, but he also plans to misuse his dental skills in a macabre way. Hella's life takes an increasingly bizarre course, from involvement with drug runners to murder, via adultery and much else. But is she the helpless victim of fate or a cunning manipulator of events? Whatever the truth, in choosing to tell her story to the anonymous Rosemarie Hirte, she may have made a lethal mistake, for Hirte has a sinister secret of her own...
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Ingrid Noll was born in Shanghai in 1935. She did German Studies and Art History in Bonn. Head Count, her second crime novel, received worldwide attention.Review:
'Germany's Queen of Crime' Observer 'A first-rate example of the Eurocrime novel that focuses on the internal lives of its characters' Val McDermid [of Hell Hath No Fury]
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006497683