'I will never divorce you, though that is not to say that I might not be constrained some day to dispose of you.'
Emily Salter returned to the sleepy seaside resort of Skinburness where she had spent her childhood holidays to come to terms with the break-up of her marriage to the enigmatic, controlling Sterne Follet. Using her maiden name Emily finally felt free from her husband's presence and the threat that he had calmly issued when she mentioned her plans to leave him.
But Emily's illusion of safety is rapidly shattered as a sequence of sinister events unfolds that culminates in the finding of a body in the water's shallows. It gradually becomes apparent to Emily that whatever is going on she is somehow involved, and so is her husband, but not necessarily on the same side.
|Publisher:||Severn House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.66(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.81(d)|
About the Author
Reginald Hill has been widely published in both England and the United States. He received Britain's most coveted mystery writers' award, the Cartier Diamond Dagger, as well as the Golden Dagger for his Dalziel-Pascoe series. He lives with his wife in Cumbria, England.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reginald Hill is the creator of Dalziel and Pascoe a not so dynamic duo of detectives whose escapades have been filmed for the BBC. This is not one of their cases, in fact it was written in 1971 with a different title and a different pseudonym. The plot is intricate and concerns a young wife who leaves an older husband only to find his tentacles are long and there is no escape from the very wealthy business man if he is a business man.