A psychological thriller from the author of the best-selling Inspector Banks series.
'A long, oily blackness punctuated by quick, vivid dreams . . . They were all just dreams. She couldn't possibly see these things, could she? Her eyes were closed. And if they really happened, then she would have screamed out from the pain, wouldn't she?'
On a balmy June night, Kirsten, a young university student, strolls home through a silent moonlit park. Suddenly her tranquil mood is shattered as she is viciously attacked. When she awakes in hospital, she has no recollection of that brutal night. But then, slowly and painfully, details reveal themselves: dreams of two figures, one white and one black, hovering over her; wisps of a strange and haunting song; the unfamiliar texture of a rough and deadly hand . . .
In another part of England, Martha Browne arrives in Whitby, posing as an author doing research for a book. But her research is of a particularly macabre variety. Who is she hunting with such deadly determination? And why?
About the Author
His first novel, Gallows View introduced Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks. It was short-listed for the John Creasey Award in the UK. Banks reappeared in his next three novels: A Dedicated Man; A Necessary End; and The Hanging Valley. The fifth Inspector Banks novel, Past Reason Hated, won the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel in 1992 while the sixth in the series, Wednesday's Child, was nominated for both the CWC Award and the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award.
Peter Robinson's award-winning series continued with: Dry Bones that Dream; Innocent Graves; Dead Right; In a Dry Season; Cold is the Grave; Aftermath; and The Summer that Never Was. His fourteenth novel staring Detective Chief Inspector Banks was Playing With Fire.
Caedmon's Song, published in September 2003, was his first departure from the series, and was followed up with Not Safe After Dark - Peter's first collection of stories to be published. It features Innocence, winner of the Crime Writer of Canada's Best Short Story Award.
Peter Robinson grew up in Yorkshire but now lives in Toronto, Canada.
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st June 2007
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 11.1