The first novel in Meg Hutchinson's brilliant romantic suspense series featuring journalist Kate Mallory and Richard Torrey, the man with psychic powers
Philip Bartley picks up a hitch-hiker one rainy night, hoping for sexual favours. But when the car crashes into a hedge, she is nowhere to be seen. Reverend Peter Darley has a mortal sin on his conscience and finds that even the church cannot provide sanctuary from his impure thoughts. A whiff of perfume, a pair of hyacinth blue eyes are oddly familiar to James Connor. Will they cause the Deputy Police Commissioner to lose his head
Three men with one woman in common. Now that woman is dead. Dead, but not gone.
Hutchinson knows how to spin a good yarn. - Birmingham Evening Mail on The Deverell Woman
Meg Hutchinson's storytelling skills are attracting a bigger and bigger audience. - Newcastle Evening Chronicle on No Place For a Woman
The mistress of simmering sagas. - Peterborough Evening Telegraph on The Peppercorn Woman
Meg Hutchinson lived for sixty years in Wednesbury, where her parents and grandparents spent all their lives. Her passion for storytelling reaped dividends, with her novels regularly appearing in bestseller lists. She was the undisputed queen of the clogs and shawls saga. Passionate about history, her meticulous research provided an authentic context to the action-packed narratives set in the Black Country. She died in February 2010.