Wealthy Alice Whittaker -- now Alice Fielding -- is known for her generosity, and when her friend Nesta vanishes Alice is determined to find her and help her. If that means money, well, Alice has plenty of it.
Then Alice starts to feel sick -- a virus perhaps, something she just can't shake. Her handsome husband, who is ten years younger than she is, seems determined to keep her at home. Does he just want her to feel better? Or is he trying to keep her from finding Nesta?
Ill though she is, Alice can't help asking questions. And the more she learns about Nesta's disappearance, the more certain she becomes that her own life is in peril....
"Rendell is awfully good."--The New York Times Book Review
"Undoubtedly one of the best writers of English mysteries and chiller-killer plots."--Los Angeles Times " Rendell is awfully good." --The New York Times Book Review
" Undoubtedly one of the best writers of English mysteries and chiller-killer plots" .--Los Angeles Times