A terrifying psychological thriller in which a spate of suicides could just be the work of a serial killer; featuring homicide detectives Cardinal and Delorme from the award-winning ‘Forty Words for Sorrow’.
When John Cardinal's wife plummets to her death after losing her battle with depression, everyone is sure it is a tragic suicide–there's even a note. Everyone, that is, except Detective John Cardinal.
Stricken with grief and guilt, Cardinal launches his own investigation, helped by his reluctant colleagues. When mysterious notes appear, taunting him for his loss, his theory suddenly seems to be credible.
Cardinal revisits his past, searching for a possible suspect among his previous arrests. Someone with a grudge, a person twisted enough to target his innocent wife in revenge.
But when more mysterious suicides are discovered, the investigation takes a very different turn, leading to a startling new possibility – one so shocking, it has never been suspected…
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Praise for Forty Words For Sorrow:
‘Intensely vivid characters, terrible crimes and a brutal deep-frozen landscape all prove beyond a reasonable doubt that cold nurtures good and evil as readily as heat…and that Giles Blunt is a really tremendous crime novelist’.Lee Child
‘One of the finest crime novels I’ve ever read. Giles Blunt writes with uncommon grace, style and compassion and he plots like a demon. This book has it all – unforgettable characters, beautiful language, throat-constricting suspense.’ Jonathan Kellerman
‘A superior Canadian police procedural with an evocative sense of place: the frozen lakes and forests are as integral to the plot as the flawed detective… an impressive achievement.’ Guardian
‘A highly professional tour de force: excellently plotted, with fleshed-out characters and a well-portrayed interesting setting.’ Independent
‘As fine a police procedural as any written in the USA… as fresh as morning dew… never less than fascinating throughout’. Independent on SundayAbout the Author:
Giles Blunt grew up in North Bay Ontario, and now lives in Toronto. He has written scripts for ‘Law & Order’, ‘Street Legal’, and ‘Night Heat’. His first psychological thriller, ‘Forty Words for Sorrow’, which also features Detectives Cardinal and Delorme, won the 2001 Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger Award
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007151373
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007151373