A tragic and moving story. The characters are so beautifully drawn they stay with you long after the last page. Deep, dark and excellent – one of my recent favourites! Much, much more than just a crime novel…
Picked by Claudia
Thirty years ago, Vincent King became a killer.
Now, he’s been released from prison and is back in his hometown of Cape Haven, California. Not everyone is pleased to see him. Like Star Radley, his ex-girlfriend, and sister of the girl he killed.
Duchess Radley, Star’s thirteen-year-old daughter, is part-carer, part-protector to her younger brother, Robin – and to her deeply troubled mother. But in trying to protect Star, Duchess inadvertently sets off a chain of events that will have tragic consequences not only for her family, but also the whole town. Murder, revenge, retribution.
How far can we run from the past, when the past seems doomed to repeat itself?