Terry Fielding has his own way of escaping his problems. The jagged twists and turns of Soho. The stairwell leading down. He has a lot to escape from. An unrewarding job. A loveless, childless marriage. A neurotic wife who's obsessed with another woman's child. And a secret in his own past - a leather-bound scrapbook in his study filled with pictures of a little girl who died twenty-five years ago. When he meets the enigmatic Rosina, all that ceases to matter. Nothing matters but the time they spend alone together - the long nights in cheap hotels where they lie smoking side by side and talk about everything. Corruption. Amorality. How he murdered his sister when he was ten years old. How he's planning to do the same thing to his wife. Together they plot to kill and to escape together - if only for a few wonderful weeks - as soulmates. Only they're not really soulmates at all. And when Terry finally realises how far apart they are, it's too late to do anything but the worst thing in the world ...
- Hardback | 224 pages
- 142 x 216 x 28mm | 381.02g
- 01 Nov 2002
- Orion Publishing Co
- London, United Kingdom
"A psychological thriller that is cold, scary, and as compelling as staring at a maggoty corpse... Cold Town is not easily forgotten."
About Sarah Diamond
Sarah Diamond is an advertising copywriter in her early twenties. She lives in Brixton. COLD TOWN is her second novel.