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    • ISBN:9781405520560
    • Publication date:04 Oct 2012

Cold To The Touch

By Frances Fyfield

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A deceptively subtle and disturbing mystery of unrequited love, family betrayal and the secrets which bind together the most unlikely allies

Beautiful, volatile Jessica has long since burned her boats in the village by the sea where she was born. She longs to return, but first she needs to secure the love of the powerful man who has spurned her obsessive adoration.
Sarah Fortune, her older, cynical friend, is keen to distance herself from her usual haunts and welcomes the chance to leave London in the hope that she might she be able to effect a reconciliation between Jessica and her mother. Pennyvale both charms and distracts her with hints of scandal and buried secrets, but it soon begins to disquiet her as cracks of distrust and jealousy show in the polite façades. Sarah is excited when Jessica tells her she is coming home, but she never arrives.
Sarah's instinctive knowledge of Jessica leads her back to the capital, fearful of what she will find. What she discovers reveals a truth more chilling than she could have imagined, but she has to return to Pennyvale to fully understand how Jessica was finally brought home, and why...

Biographical Notes

Frances Fyfield has spent much of her professional life practising as a criminal lawyer, work which has informed her highly acclaimed crime novels. She has been the recipient of both the Gold and Silver Crime Writers' Association Daggers. She is also a regular broadcaster on Radio 4, most recently as the presenter of the series 'Tales from the Stave'. She lives in London and in Deal, overlooking the sea which is her passion.

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  • ISBN: 9780751539288
  • Publication date: 01 Jul 2010
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: Sphere
Fyfield is unnervingly good at getting inside even the most twisted minds and her characters are triumphantly three-dimensional — Guardian
'Fyfield is incapable of writing a description that doesn't reek with menace and foreboding — The Times
A clever, disquieting tale — Literary Review
{An} exquisite writer of dead-sharp prose...she does psychological thrillers better than anyone — Mirror
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