Another excellent thriller from the British writer. Seemingly unconnected stories come together under investigation many years later and the reality of the tragic past is finally unveiled.
Twisting and turning, the plot kept me guessing (mostly wrong guesses) the whole way through. Another winner from Minette Walters.
In 1970 Howard Stamp-a mentally retarded twenty-two-year-old, was charged with brutally murdering his grandmother. The evidence was controversial but Stamp was convicted. Three years later, he committed suicide.
After tyring to bring Stamp's case to public attention for years, George Gardener teams up with anthropolostist Dr Jonathan Hughes, who has reexamined Stamp's case for a book on injustice. The more George learns about Jonathan, the more similarities she discovers between scientist and subject. And-if a dangerous kiler is still at large-she must help Jonathan defest his own demons.
...taken from the back cover of the book