The award-winning author of Not Only Fire serves up a tale of sexual obsession in the tradition of Double Indemnity. An unassuming insurance clerk becomes enthralled by a glamorous young woman who entices him to kill her abusive husband. But no sooner has the murder occurred than the woman disappears . . .
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 150 g
Dimensions: 197 x 127 x 12 mm
"'Classic noir intrigue with a sly literary twist or two... a pleasurably treacherous mystery.' Independent 'Prado conjures up a delicious and wonderfully satisfying dark tale that traverses the gamut of deadly sins. This excellent thriller combines the best elements of old-fashioned noir with a meaty, modern narrative.' Herald 'A smart thriller. Prado offers up the genre pleasures - the twists, a seductive, noir atmosphere - but he also scores with the psychological games. What's going on, who's the murderer, and who's running the show? Only at the close do we know.' GQ"