Asmal Deceit Author:Margaret Yorke William Adams is a killer who has never been convicted of murder. He has never confessed, even when convicted of rape and criminal assault. Nor has he admitted to the other attacks upon women. He feels no remorse, no pity for his victims. He despises them. — Now, having served his sentence in full, he is free, subject to no supervisory control. H... more »e has some money put awasy. He can assume a new identity and disappear.
At a quiet guesthouse on the outskirts of a contry town, Adams recognizes someone from his past, someone also staying there under an assummed name, someone who must have recognized him.
From this chance encounter, a nightmarish chain of events is set in motion, and the lives of many people who should have been immune to threat and blackmail, fear and violence, are profoundly changed. In this "throughly gripping" new novel for one of England's most popular crime writers, says the Sunday Times, Margaret Yorke's "remarkable strength is her ability to matter-of-factly unveil the terrible, damaging reticences and restrictions within relationships and stunted lives"« less