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‘Waiting for her, he was on edge with expectation. He had never planned a murder before … Only sheer necessity was making him do it now …’

Coincidence couldn’t explain the three accidental deaths. It had to be something more – something sinister? One old lady had fallen and broken her neck; the others had died in hit-and-run accidents. And now beautiful young Caroline Conroy, who has returned to her poisonous family after a mysterious tragedy abroad, must face the enemy: a smiling stranger who is calmly and ruthlessly planning her destruction.

‘Terrifyingly enclosed spine-chiller’ Sunday Telegraph

Reviews

Terrifyingly enclosed spine-chiller
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Contemporary Gothic, executed with fine melodramatic conviction
FINANCIAL TIMES
Three first rate thrillers in a row bring Joan Aiken very near the top of the tree. A superb essay in sheer terror
BIRMINGHAM EVENING MAIL
Joan Aiken's triumph with this genre is that she does it so much better than others
NEW YORK TIMES