Ex-policeman Kevin Bryce now lives in Ireland with the sculptress Katharine Craig. Their relationship is turbulent and Bruce is having trouble adjusting to life abroad. Following a row, Katharine disappears. The next day Bryce hears that her car has been found abandoned with bloodstains on the seat. Could this be connected to activities of Vox, a psychotic IRA renegade now on the loose? Bryce and the Irish police embark on a desperate search for Katharine.
Meanwhile, in Dublin, Mick Cronin ponders the miseries of his existence. Stirring up his bitterness about life and love and his anger towards women.
Undercurrents of dark violence run throughout this compelling novel as the tension rises toward a terrifying denouement.
Now available digitally on Orion’s The Murder Room imprint. Originally published by Victor Gollancz in the UK, and Avon in the US. Also available in large print.
Short-listed for an Edgar Allan Poe award.
“Moody, off-beat, well-written, atmospheric novel with a firm understated grip.” The Times
“A gripping story…This novel is a gem.” Mystery News