Jen's a librarian at Kentish Town Library in North London. Her life's empty and when she meets Thomas, a beautiful, good
, kind Dane whose wife has just left him she falls hook, line and sinker. Though certain things disturb her - Thomas's secrecy about his family, the strange "wedding in the mirror" at his house in Epping Forest - when Thomas wants to introduce her to his family in Denmark she doesn't hesitate. But her friends in Kentish town get worried when John Bright reveals that the disappaearance of Thomas's wife is being treated as a suspicious death. The dreadful story climaxes in an ancient church on a clifftop overhanging the sea in a distant region of Denmark. Some of the most extraordinary characters ever created by a thriller writer, in a story of real depth and heart-stopping suspense. There isn't a literary novelist alive who can match O'Brien for psychological verity.(Mat Coward, Morning Star) An escalation wich gathers horrid and chilling momentum. (Frances Fyfield, Evening Standard) The Author Maureen O'Brien grew up in Liverpool, the eldest in a large family of Irish descent. She studied Drama in London and bacame an award-winning actress in theatre, television, radio and film as well as a director, teacher and playwright. She is the author of eight novels and lives in London and also in France where she is now published by HB Editions.
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