In November 2002, police constable Billy Tyler is summoned to the mortuary of a hospital in Suffolk. For the next twelve hours, from seven in the evening till seven in the morning, he is responsible for guarding the body of the notorious child-killer Myra Hindley. In the face of public hostility and media frenzy, Billyâ€™s job, as his superior puts it, is to â€˜make sure nothing happens'.
Billyâ€™s approach is utterly professional, but as the night wears on, in the eerie silence of the hospital, the dead woman's presence begins to assert itself, and Billyâ€™s own problems and anxieties - a stalled career, a fractious marriage, a disabled daughter â€” gradually acquire a new and unexpected significance.
Closing date: 04/07/2018
Publication date: 02/04/2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
|Publication date:||2nd April 2007|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing Plc|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
Born on the south coast of England in 1955, Rupert Thomson was educated at Christ's Hospital School. At the age of seventeen he won a scholarship to Cambridge University where he studied Medieval History and Political Thought. In his twenties, he spent four years working as a copywriter in London, but in 1982 he moved to Italy where he started work on a novel. Dreams of Leaving was published in 1987, and was hailed in the Times as 'extraordinarily elegant, evocative and funny', while the New Statesman wrote: 'When someone writes as well as Thomson does, it makes you wonder why other people ...More About Rupert Thomson