A psychological thriller following Teddy Brex, a handsome, young autistic man who comes to the aid of Francine Hill, a beautiful young woman traumatised by the murder of her mother, and now stifled by the overprotectiveness of an obsessive stepmother; but Teddy has already committed two murders.
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"Rendell weaves the interlocking desires into a frightening tapestry of warped minds . . . A tale as chilling as any Rendell has written to date" (Marcel Berlins The Times)
"Masterfully spooky. Don't read this alone" ( Red)
"A top-notch thriller that will, I promise, have you nibbling your nails" ( Daily Mail)
Traumatised by the murder of her mother, a young woman discovers her rescuer may have a dark past of his own. A terrifyingly vivid portrayal of the murderous impulses hiding in the squalor of North London, form the world's best living crime writer and author of bestselling psychological thrillers including Thirteen Steps Down.
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Book Description Crown, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 009180101X