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Risk of Darkness

The Risk of Darkness

Susan Hill

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-927-0
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Cloth
Overlook
8/5/2009

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We met Simon Serrailler first in The Various Haunts of Men and got to know him better in The Pure in Heart. Susan Hill is not afraid to tackle difficult themes, always prepared to face up to the dark realities in everyday lives and even the terrors of the real world. Her third crime novel, The Risk of Darkness, perhaps even more compulsive and convincing than its predecessors, explores the crazy grief of a widowed husband, a derangement that turns into obsession and threats, violence and terror.

Meanwhile, handsome, introverted Simon Serrailler, whose cool reserve has broken the hearts of several women, finds his own heart troubled by the newest recruit to the Cathedral staff: a feisty female Anglican priest with red hair. With the complexity and character study that got raves for The Pure in Heart, and with the relentless pacing and plot twists of The Various Haunts of Men , The Risk of Darkness is truly the work of a writer at the top of her form.

UK Praise for The Risk of Darkness:

Crime fans on the look out for intelligent examples of the genre will enjoy The Risk of Darkness. -Time Out

Of its sort The Risk of Darkness is an almost flawless novel. -Spectator

"This is a crime series that specialises in sidestepping conventions, always to exhilarating effect." -The Independent

A page-turner. Watch out for the twist in the tail, it ll take you by surprise. -Choice

A compulsive and compelling story packed with action and adventure. -At Home

Susan Hill is the author of the famous ghost stories The Woman in Black and The Man Who Turrned Into a Picture, as well as two recent mystery novels starring Chief Inspector Simon Serailler: The Various Haunts of Men and The Pure in Heart. She lives in Gloucestershire, where she runs her own small publishing company, Long Barn Books.

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