The young stranger came to town just past twelve noon. Within an hour, the idiot had been assaulted, hands bloodied and broken; Deputy Travis suffered a major stroke at the wheel of his patrol car; and Babe Laurie was found murdered. The young stranger who had preceded all of these events was sitting in a jail cell ...
That stranger is Kathy Mallory. Having left her detective's badge back in New York, she has made her way to Dayborn, a small town in the wetlands of Louisiana. There, seventeen years earlier, an unspeakably brutal act had changed her life forever. Now she is back to take a very personal revenge ...
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"Bewitching bayou Gothic ... I have rarely read a more original and haunting murder scene" Independent "There's never been a fictional detective like Kathy Mallory ... You won't read another crime novel quite like this all year" -- Val McDermidBook Description:
Intriguing , original and disturbing ... a very good, powerful story of crime and detection' The Times
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Book Description 2006-11-16., 2006. Book Condition: New. Arrow. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 384pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1594678
Book Description Arrow, 2006. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099640813