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Our Lady of Pain : Hurting is a Special Skill - Elena Forbes

Our Lady of Pain

Hurting is a Special Skill


Published: 5th February 2009
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When a young woman's naked body is discovered deep in the snowy undergrowth of Holland Park, ritualistically bound and gagged, the only clue is a verse from a bizarre poem found stuffed in her mouth.

The woman is Rachel Tenison, a wealthy West End art dealer, who outwardly seemed to lead a normal, fulfilled life. However, as DI Mark Tartaglia and DS Sam Donovan scratch away at the surface, a darker, secret side begins to emerge.

Then a tip-off spins everything in an entirely new direction, suggesting that the case is linked to the murder a year before in North London of Catherine Watson, a university lecturer.

Still haunted by the aftermath of 'The Bridegroom' case three months before, which nearly brought about their own deaths, Tartaglia and Donovan are forced to confront their personal demons as they struggle to find what these two very different women had in common before the killer has a chance to strike again.

About the Author

Elena Forbes has lived most of her life in London. After reading Modern Languages at Bristol University she worked as a portfolio manager for international investment banks. She now writes full time and lives in Notting Hill with her husband and two children. The first chapter and synopsis of her first novel, Die With Me, was shortlisted for a debut dagger in 2005. Our Lady of Pain is her second novel.



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    Comments about Our Lady of Pain:

    Tightly paced winding up to a smash ending.

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    ISBN: 9781847245977
    ISBN-10: 1847245978
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 460
    Published: 5th February 2009
    Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 11.1  x 3.4
    Weight (kg): 0.243
    Edition Number: 1