A classic mystery from the Silver Dagger award-winning author. The first book in the Inspector Thanet series.
Julie Holmes has always held a seductive power over men. Her golden hair and deep blue eyes entrance admirers wherever she goes, even after she leaves London for peaceful Kent with her doting husband. But could any of these devotees have become so obsessed as to turn a knife on her
Inspector Thanet refuses to accept this assumption. He is much more curious about the events of a foggy November evening nearly twenty years ago, when Julie was only three, and their link to the hideous nightmares she suffered in the weeks prior to her death.
Slowly, as Thanet works through his feverish thoughts, he comes upon a theory that would solve not one murder but two . . .
Simpson can disinter the past with the best of them, and her portrait of a small community is matchless - The Times
Dorothy Simpson is a contemporary Agatha Christie, renowned for weaving murder mysteries round credible characters in very English settings - Annabel
Thrillers that are both well written and crisply plotted do not come along every day, so a Dorothy Simpson novel is a welcome and engrossing treat - The Lady
All the traditional home comforts of English village murder, with a final twist - Observer
A Triumph - Literary Review
The creation of that most likeable policeman, Detective Inspector Luke Thanet, and his sidekick, was a stroke of genius - Yorkshire Post