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Published by HarperCollins,
3 May 2018. ISBN: 978-0-00-815909-2 (PB)
The first paragraphs of this book are as truly
horrific as anything I've ever read. We've all heard of finding a horse's
head on one's bed – gruesome enough, you would have thought. But the
severed head which Beth finds on her pillow one night, while much more
insignificant is conversely far more shocking. Caught up in Beth's
nightmare, I was strongly reminded of The Bad Seed: how does a mother handle
the slowly dawning realisation that their beloved child might be a murderous
psychopath? And what do you do if you find yourself actually frightened
of your own offspring, particularly her deeply ingrained sense of entitlement
and hard-mouthed determination to get her own way and the things she desires,
regardless of the obstacles in her way, her malicious and manipulative
behaviour, her her deep satisfaction in seeing other people hurting or in
distress – the author writes that the reaction of pain was what chiefly
parallel tale, we learn about Luke, the perfect son of a perfect and loving
family. Fast forward 30 or so years,The
narrative alternates between then – watching Hannah growing up, leaving a
string of death and disaster behind her – and now, thirty years later.
Luke, perfect son of a perfect and loving family is happily living in
Hoxton Square with his nice girl-friend Clara. And then one day he
disappears without a word, leaving behind his mobile phone. Fearing the
very worst, Clara is determined to find out was has happened to him.
completely grabbed by Way's piling on of a slow and inexorable tension until we
reached the disturbing finale. Read it.
Reviewer: Susan Moody
was born in Greenwich, south-east London in 1973. Her father was the poet and
author Peter Way. After attending Woolwich College she studied modern English
and French literature at the University of Glamorgan. Formerly Associate Editor
of the teenage girls' magazine Bliss, she is currently an editor and writer on
the men's style magazine Arena. Having lived in Cardiff, Bristol, Bath and
Clerkenwell, she now lives in south-east London.
Susan Moody was born in Oxford is the
principal nom de plume of Susan Elizabeth Donaldson, née Horwood, a British
novelist best known for her suspense novels. Susan Moody began writing crime
novels with Penny Black, the first of the seven Penny Wanawake crime
novels.She has a second series of six
books featuring bridge player Cassie Swan. In all, she has published 29 novels,
most of them crime and suspense. Susan spent two years as a Creative Writing
Tutor in Her Majesty's Prison, Bedford. She is a past Chairman of the Crime
Writers' Association, serving in all as a CWA Committee member for seven years.
She is a long-standing member of the prestigious Detection Club and served for
three years as the President of the International Association of Crime
Writers.In 2016 Susan Moody began a new
series featuring Alex Quick. Click the title to read a review of Quick
and the Dead