A classic tale of psychological crime from the prolific author
'She went on making sounds in her throat, her eyes rolling frantically. Breathing heavily, he held her down...She freed a hand and pounded at him, but her didn't feel her blows; then she scratched his face and he released her mouth for a moment. Sandra screamed very loudly, and went on screaming. He had to stop the noise.'
It has been the result of a chance encounter, Gary had never intended to kill the girl. But as his initial panic subsided he realised that there had been a witness, someone whose death he would now have to plan - in a premeditated, cold-blooded way . . .
Yorke's territory lies behind the net curtains of respectable suburbia...No crime writer compares in extracting unease, fear and evil from such placid surfaces - The TIMES
Her admirers prefer Margaret Yorke to PD James and Ruth Rendell..If you are not yet a fan of Margaret Yorke you are in for a treat - EVENING STANDARD
Margaret Yorke began her crime writing career with a series of whodunnits featuring the Oxford don, Patrick Grant, but she found more freedom for her imagination outside the confines of a continuous character. As a result she has become as well-respected as P.D. James and Ruth Rendell.