A terrifying and moving study of innocence in peril from the double-award winner of the John Creasy and Edgar prizes.
San Francisco homicide detective Kate Martinelli becomes involved in a nightmare that begins in her off-duty life and turns into a crime for which she feels herself responsible…
Alone in the house she shares with her partner, Lee, Kate is isolated and angry: Lee, recovering from a near-fatal gunshot wound, decides she must spend time on her own, a move Kate can only see as rejection. Lonely and confused, Kate befriends the bright, quirky twelve-year-old Jules, and when the girl’s parents go on a trip, Kate agrees to care for her. But when Kate decides to ‘drop in’ to the farm where Lee is staying, events spiral out of control. During the trip, in a rural area where a serial killer has been victimising young girls, Jules disappears…
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‘One of the most literate and gifted writers the mystery world has seen for some time’
‘If there is a new P D James… I would put my money on Laurie King’
Detective Kate Martinelli is feeling dispirited and rejected after her lover decides she needs to be alone. Her only solace is the twelve-year-old Jules, who enlists Kate’s aid in finding a homeless kid who has gone missing.
When Jules’ parents plan a holiday without her, Kate volunteers to take the girl on a visit to Northern Washington. But events spiral nightmarishly out of control when Jules vanishes from her motel room in an area where a serial killer has been targeting young girls who match her description.
Unbearably gripping and deeply moving, 'With Child' is an extraordinary novel from the award-winning author of 'A Grave Talent' and 'To Play the Fool'.
“Tense, tortuous and tremendously powerful, this is an emotional rollercoaster ride…a handful of crime novels bring a lump to my eyes. 'With Child' is one. I could not put it down”
“Pacy, skilfully layered narrative, notable for its wit, affection and unflashy know-how”
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