Synopses & Reviews
- Myerson writes in a literary yet accessible manner. This is a story of a troubled woman who falls for an outsider who has come to uncover the truth.- Pre-empted by Cape/Vintage in the U.K. and selling all around the world, this is Myerson's breakout book. She has finally found the perfect pitch to her voice and style.
This is not a murder mystery. There are clues, false trails, detectives, all the paraphernalia of the whodunnit, buy Myerson's concern is with the effect of murder on an ordinary community.
Paperback edition of this literary fiction tracing the effects of a woman's brutal murder. Made the Booker longlist for 2003 and alerted Myerson to a wider readership. "Mesmserising, chilling stuff; Myerson's prose is taut and precise" "Sunday Times"