The new crime novel from this highly-acclaimed author takes the reader back to the psychological suspense of her first, A Likeness in Stone.
Lyndle Hall is a medieval manor house lying in the heart of Northumbria's national park. It is from here that an eighteen-year-old girl disappears - along with Lyndle's owner, Francis Herrol. First assumptions are that the two ran off together, but evidence indicates otherwise, and when Detective Inspector Tate arrives at Lyndle to investigate and meets Nicholas Herrol, a tormented young man, his fears for the girl's fate deepen.
Parapsychologist Audrah Sidow is convinced there is nothing on this earth for which there is not a rational explanation. But she knows that there is more to the collection of fractured people gathered at Lyndle than is apparent, and as the police hunt for a dead body grows increasingly urgent, she must discover what lies at Lyndle Hall's dark heart.
Places her firmly in the first division of the newer crime writing generation - The Times on The Long Close Call
A compelling psychological thriller with echoes of Barbara Vine and Minette Walters. Well written, intelligent and chilling - Val McDermid on A Likeness in Stone
Chilling first novel . . . absorbing and genuinely surprising - Guardian on A Likeness in Stone
If you like playing mind games, you'll love this book... This superbly plotted novel goes furhter than your aaverage crime thriller and its psychological thread will keep you on the edge of your seat - New Woman
An intelligent, thoughtful story which leaves the reader on the edge of their seat. Well constructed, beautifully written. It will definitely rank among the best crime books of the year - Yorkshire Post on The Bird Yard
Entertaining debut - Heat
Guaranteed to imitate its plot and end up as a movie blockbuster, making its writer very famous in the process... An La to London love story to rival Notting Hill - Heat
Thrilling it certainly is - Oldham Evening Chronicle