CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Finalist 2010.
CWA Judges’ comments: 'A powerful psychological thriller in the vein of the early Barbara Vine. Four youngsters come together in an isolated country house where petty jealousies and grudges lead to catastrophic consequences.'
Knowledge is power, but secrets are more powerful still...secrets have a life of their own and a way of working themselves to centre stage. When Kate Mayfield receives a letter from Mrs Ivanisovic, she realises that the secret she has kept for more than thirty years is not so safe as she imagined. Haunted by the echoes of a vanished summer which changed her life for ever, Kate is forced to confront memories she would rather forget...a dead white face in a flickering beam, not flinching when the soil hit it...Mrs Ivanisovic is dying and demands to be told the truth, but is Kate's story of love, lies and murder really what Mrs Ivanisovic wants to hear? And how much does she herself already know? The danger is always there that a secret is going to find a way out.
Publication date: 08/04/2010
Publisher: Robinson Publishing an imprint of Constable and Robinson
|Publication date:||8th April 2010|
|Publisher:||Robinson Publishing an imprint of Constable and Robinson|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,|
Diane Janes grew up in Birmingham. In between marrying and raising two children she worked in seemingly every field, from mortgages to engineering, until eventually she gave up the day job to write full time. This resulted in two shortlistings for the CWA Debut Dagger and subsequent publication. Diane has lived in the north of England for the last twenty years. When not writing or lecturing she enjoys travel and watching tennis.More About Diane Janes