A tale of murder and literary ambition set on an American university campus from a master of the dark side of human nature
It's been over a decade since Robert Pendleton published his brilliant short story debut and his hopes for a dazzling literary career now lie in tatters. Hanging on to his tenure in literature at Bannockburn college by the slimmest of threads, Pendleton's simmering despair boils over with the arrival on campus of his one-time friend, now nemesis, the bestselling author and king of the coffee-table book, David Horowitz.
For Pendleton, death seems to be the only remaining option, but his attempt to kill himself is wrecked by the intervention of Adi Wiltshire, a graduate student battling her own demons of failure and thwarted ambition. Whilst Pendleton recovers from his suicide attempt, Adi discovers a novel hidden in his basement: a brilliant, bitter story with a gruesome murder at its core...
Stylish campus thriller sees him at the top of his game...A clever page turner - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Consistently intriguing - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY