The work of a mesmerising story-teller' Daily Telegraph* A novel of classic suspense which explores the evil embedded in our fragmented society, and focuses on the quest for healing and salvation in our chaotic post-modern world.
WHEN YOU LIVE THE DREAM, YOU LIVE THE CONSEQUENCES... Cool, blonde Carter Graham is a successful lawyer who believes she is well on the way to reaching all the goals listed in her glamorous life plan: first-class job, a stylish flat in London, and marriage to the man of her dreams, Kim Betz. But Carter forgot that sometimes the best laid dreams turn into nightmares. Kim's ex-wife Sophie starts to stalk her and Kim turns from being the self-contained, controlled husband into a man who lies not only about his past but about his present. Carter finds herself drawn into an expanding web of deceit, corruption and evil which eventually threatens not only her sanity but her life. What is it that Sophie is trying so hard to tell her Who is the sinister Mrs Mayfield, who has such an influence on Kim And what is the significance of the other new man in Carter's life, her secretary Eric Tucker Carter seeks help from the healers of St. Benets, the enigmatic Nicholas Darrow, the eccentric Lewis Hall, and kind, thoughtful Alice but even they cannot save her from a searing ordeal as she struggles to uncover the truth about the tormented man she has married.
I picked up her latest, THE HIGH FLYER, and put it down only to start the preceding one...The woman's brilliant! - YOU MAGAZINE
Unputdownable...hugely ambitious - DAILY EXPRESS
Howatch's skills as a novelist are consummate: her characters and her contexts live...One of the bravest books I've read - CHURCH TIMES
A satisfying mix of psychological thriller and spiritual drama. - GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
Susan Howatch was born in Surrey in 1940. After taking a degree in law she emigrated to America where she married, had a daughter and embarked on a career as a writer. She left in 1976 and lived in the Republic of Ireland for four years before returning to England. She lives in London.