A major new author in the Robert Goddard tradition joins HarperCollins.
Mortal Remains is a brilliantly plotted story of crime and passion that unravels in the double-narratives of a woman and her recently returned ne’er-do-well brother in a large house in Oxfordshire.
There are elements of crime and psychological thriller, but principally, this is just a fabulously good read that you could recommend to anybody who doesn’t mind staying up all night to finish a book.
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“A splendid pacy blend of romance, thriller and scientific mystery with a compellingly intricate plot”
“A real mystery thriller. What an achievement to conceive such an ingenious combination of convoluted complications and how cunningly it all came right in the end. A really good read”
“Occasionally it happens! A reviewer picks up a first novel by an unknown author and finds he has a jewel. That is the case with The Dark Backward”
“This atonishingly assured first novel falls into
‘rattlingly good thriller’
category. The tension builds relentlessly: I couldn’t put the book down till the last paragraph and that was at 3 am”
“A highly impressive debut… wonderfully atmospheric with a hazy mist of violence and regret reminiscent of early Barbara Vine”
The Sunday Times
‘No-one can accuse Gregory Hall of depriving readers of excitement in his riveting new novel MORTAL REMAINS… nothing is what it seems in this compelling tale’
The tranquil beauty of a Cotsworld village is ruined by a brutal discovery during the excavation of a Roman villa. For the dig's organiser, disgraced academic and shameless womaniser Jack Armitage, the revelation is particularly painful.
For Jack's sister, the beautiful and brilliant Liz, the past is equally hard to bear. Now she teaches at the local comprehensive, a fate far beneath the promise she displayed so dazzlingly in her youth. The find forces brother and sister to acknowledge their history. All their family secrets are about to rise up in vengeance.
Others too would rather the past remained safely buries. From that low-key excavation spins spiral of deception that began forty years ago. Liz and jack are in great danger as they sift their inheritance of troubled minds and ancient crimes. Someone has decided there is only one way to stop the ultimate solution from coming to light. Jack's dig will be the cause of more than one horror.
Praise for Gregory Hall's
' The Dark Backward'
“A splendidly pacy blend of romance, thriller and scientific mystery with a compellingly intricate plot.”
“Wonderfully atmospheric with a hazy mist of violence and regret reminiscent of early Barbara Vine”
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