The seventh Simon Serrailler crime novel
How do you find a killer who doesn’t appear to exist?
Duchess of Cornwall Close: sheltered accommodation, a mix of bungalows and flats, newly built and not quite finished. Despite the bitterly cold weather, elderly residents are moving in. They don’t notice the figure in the shadows. Someone who doesn't mind the cold.
Then, one snowy night, an old lady is murdered – dragged from her bed and strangled with a length of flex.
DCS Simon Serrailler and his team desperately search for a match, aware that the killer will strike again. But when they track down a name -- Alan Keyes – they can find no birth certificate, no address, no job, no family, no passport, no dental records. Nothing. Alan Keyes does not exist.
‘Not all great novelists can write crime fiction but when one like Susan Hill does the result is stunning’ Ruth Rendell
‘A new crime novel by Susan Hill is an event eagerly awaited by all aficionados’ P.D. James
Susan Hill is the author of over fifty books, including the six previous Serrailler crime novels: The Various Haunts of Men, The Pure in Heart, The Risk of Darkness, The Vows of Silence, The Shadows in the Street and The Betrayal of Trust. The play of her famous ghost story, The Woman in Black, has been running in the West End since 1989 and is now a major film starring Daniel Radcliffe.show more