This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
In the small Hampshire village of Sowerbridge, Irish labourer Patrick O’Riordan has been arrested for the brutal murder of elderly Lavinia Fanshaw and her live-in nurse, Dorothy Jenkins. As shock turns to fury, the village residents form a united front against Patrick’s parents and cousin, who report incidents of vicious threats and violence.
But friend and neighbour Siobhan Lavenham remains convinced that Patrick has fallen victim to a prejudiced investigation and, putting her own position within the bigoted community in serious jeopardy, stands firmly by his family in defence of the O’Riordan name.
Days before the trial, terrible secrets about the O’Riordans’ past are revealed to Siobhan, and the family’s only supporter is forced to question her loyalties. Could Patrick be capable of murder after all? Could his parents’ tales of attacks be devious fabrications? And if so, what other lies lurk beneath the surface of their world?
As the truth rapidly unfurls, it seems that Sowerbridge residents need to be very afraid. For beneath a cunning façade, someone’s chilling ambition is about to ignite . . .
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
'A staggeringly talented writer.' (The Observer)
'This is contemporary crime writing at its absolute peak.' (Val McDermid)
'... top class ... Walters has an extraordinary capacity to enter warped minds.' (The Times)
'Grips like steel.' (The Mail on Sunday)
A chilling tale of prejudice, ambition and cunning in which villagers react to a brutal double murder . . .
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Pan MacMillan. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1405048557 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW33.3800708
Book Description Macmillan, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB1405048557