Lord at her peak in the spine chilling story of two sisters, a father accused of their mother's murder and a vicious killer.
Gemma Lincoln wakes up one morning to discover her clothes laid out as an effigy of a woman with a slashed throat and crotch. As the 30-something proprietor of a successful security and surveillance business, Gemma decides to video the effigy and compare notes with her friend, Detective Sergeant Angie MacDonald. Angie has a similar video - except the victim is a real woman.
Meanwhile, Gemma's father, psychiatrist Dr Archie Chisholm, is due to be released from prison, where he has been held for many years for the murder of Gemma's mother. Gemma has always believed her father innocent, and has assembled evidence to prove it. Her sister Kit, however, is convinced of his guilt, and the relationship between the sisters has been deeply troubled since the time of the murder. As the serial killer's violent crimes escalate, the trauma of 30 years before resurfaces, and Gemma and Kit find themselves drawn ever-deeper into a situation they never thought possible, where the horrors of past and present become increasingly entwined ...
About the Author
Gabrielle Lord's first novel Fortress was translated into six languages and made into a successful film. Since then she has published a number of best-sellers, including Lethal Factor, Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing, Death Delights, Feeding The Demons, The Sharp End, Whipping Boy, Tooth and Claw and Jumbo. She has adapted several of her novels for the screen. Death Delights won the 2002 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel, and Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing was joint-winner in the 2003 Davitt Award for crime writing and was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel 2003.
'A complex, masterfully paced story peppered with memorable characters and superb dialogue.' - Sydney Morning Herald