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“How well do you know your wife, Mr Crookham?”

Peter Crookham arrives home late from work to a bloodbath: his journalist brother, Andy, is dead – covered in knife wounds – and his beautiful young wife, Mariana, is bathed in his blood.

Convinced his wife is incapable of murder, Peter vows to clear her name. Yet he is forced to question his conviction when he discovers the subject of Andy’s final investigation – Mariana’s past.

This past, Peter will discover, is inextricably linked to one man: an elusive, mysterious figure affiliated with the then East German security service, the STASI.

But this man is more than that. Much more. And so is Mariana Crookham.


'This is the first psychological thriller that Thomas has written under his own name - readers may be familiar with his very successful Tom Cain thrillers - and very good it is too' Daily Mail.
Daily Mail
'that Thomas keeps us intrigued and gently amused is proof of his skill' Guardian.
'If his five 'Tom Cain' thrillers are David Thomas' big-budget Bourne movies, this first novel under his own name is his Third Man - dour, ethically complex and written in moody black-and-white' Telegraph.