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Someone has stolen the only person John Smith has ever loved - his twin brother Cannon. Johnny will stop at nothing to get him back but Cannon doesn't feel the same way any more. He's married now, and he loves his wife. In a desperate effort to avoid Johnny's destructive brotherly affections, Cannon enlists the aid of Sarah Fortune, a lawyer who has turned helping the needy and eccentric into something of an art form. Sarah hides Cannon's wife for him, but she cannot quite trust Cannon's judgement. Is Johnny really intent on inflicting unendurable pain on the woman who has hi-jacked his brother's affections? Sarah doesn't really believe in evil, and it is that lack of faith which makes her shockingly vulnerable ...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780751534375
ISBN-10: 0751534374
Format: Paperback
(177mm x 107mm x 25mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Sphere
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » It has taken Fyfield some time to challenge the pole positions of Rendell and James, but each new book confirms her authority as a first-rate crime writer. She is always good at the terrifying internecine warfare of family life, and demonstrates a scarifying grasp of twisted personalities. The troubled John is set on the rack when his twin brother, Cannon, marries a woman with whom he is deeply in love. Perceiving John's pathological desire to restore their relationship, Cannon (a sometime bombmaker and artist) goes into hiding. Quirky lawyer Sarah becomes involved with him and his wife, the disturbed brother's real target. But is all as it seems? While delivering a powerful narrative of off-kilter psychology, Fyfield's real interest is the nature of evil. (Kirkus UK)


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Author Biography - Frances Fyfield

Frances Fyfield has spent much of her professional life practising as a criminal lawyer, work which has informed her highly acclaimed crime novels. She has been the recipient of both the Gold and Silver Crime Writers' Association Daggers. She is also a regular broadcaster on Radio 4, most recently as the presenter of the series 'Tales from the Stave'. She lives in London and in Deal, overlooking the sea which is her passion.

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