by Lori M., December 20, 2010 3:45 PM
Ruth Bussey's story is so bizarre, the police don't know what to make of it: her boyfriend insists he's killed a woman she knows to still be alive. Is she mad? Is her boyfriend mad? Is the woman he claims to have killed mad? Or is one or more of them conspiring some elaborate, disturbing hoax? The Dead Lie Down is a gripping novel from acclaimed British poet and novelist Sophie Hannah. Like the extraordinary psychological novels of Ruth Rendell, Hannah puts the reader inside the world of fragile, damaged people compelled to act on a perception of reality skewed by their own unspeakable pasts.