For twenty years, Henry Evans has been haunted by a blurred but shining memory of his lost love, Francesca Chisholm. Now this shy American has come looking for her, in her hometown on the English coast. What he discovers is not what he expects-Francesca is in prison for murdering her five-year-old son.
The verdict was never in doubt. Francesca confessed, and admitted to pushing her own son off the pier to drown in the dark undercurrents of the sea. Henry, though, can't believe it; it just doesn't tally with the woman he knew. He decides to stay to discover the truth.
In Undercurrents, Francis Fyfield plumbs the workings of the human soul in a masterful mix of brooding suspense, delicious characterization, precise plotting, and . . . love.
"Psychologically astute yet eminently readable, Undercurrents offers the tug of true suspense while probing the eerie confluence of love and loss." (The Washington Post)
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A psychological thriller of chilling clarity from an internationally acclaimed writer ? a masterful mix of brooding suspense, delicious characterization, precise plotting and enduring love.
Twenty years ago, while backpacking around India, Henry Evans fell in love with Francesca Chisholm. But when Francesca?s father died, Henry left it too late to change his travel plans and she left without him. His decision has haunted him throughout his adult life. Now, two decades later, determined to find her, he travels from the U.S. to the English coastal town of Warbling to find her.
Henry's welcome is as warm as the unforgiving February weather: his hotel is flooded, and the solicitor he asks for information about tracing Francesca advises him to regard her as dead. The reason: Francesca is in prison for murdering her five-year-old son.
"Her knowledge of the workings of the human mind – or more correctly the soul – is second to none." – Ian Rankin
"An elegant and stylish mystery." – The Hamilton Spectator
"A fine book, beautifully written in a layered style that produces a luxurious richness of texture. It creates a unique atmosphere that stays with you." — Daily Mail
"Frances Fyfield is one of the best of the new group of British writers including Minette Walters and Liza Cody – [with] her dark, brilliantly plotted suspense dramas." – The Globe and Mail
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