Black Valley: A Novel

3.31 avg rating
( 126 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780062371263: Black Valley: A Novel

Therapist-turned-reluctant detective Jessica Mayhew is on the trail once again in this smart, fast-paced novel of suspense from Charlotte Williams—author of the debut The House on the Cliff—a tautly written psychological thriller that ventures deep into the recesses of the mind.

Jessica Mayhew has enough problems without getting wrapped up in her patients’ drama. Her separation from her husband doesn’t seem as amicable as she once thought, and her daughters are drifting away as fast as they’re growing up. But her new client—chic, moody, obsessive painter Elinor Powell—has a way of drawing people in and soon Jessica’s getting involved with what seems to be a most artful murder.

Elinor presents a rare professional challenge. She blames herself for keeping a valuable portrait in her studio, where her mother was killed in an unsolved robbery. An attack of claustrophobia is interfering with her work, as is her deepening paranoia about her twin sister, Isobel, and her brother-in-law, Blake, a ruthless art dealer. But when Jessica meets the entire unhappy family at the debut show of Blake’s protégé—a reclusive ex-miner producing gloomy canvases in the Black Mountains of southeast Wales—she starts to wonder whether Elinor might be on to something. Might there be more to her mother’s death? Could Blake have been involved? And just what’s going on in those lonely hills?

Set against the otherworldly Welsh countryside, Black Valley is a novel rich in character, intrigue, and harrowing dangers.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Jessica Mayhew has enough problems without getting wrapped up in her patients' drama. Her separation from her husband doesn't seem as amicable as she once thought, and her daughters are drifting away as fast as they're growing up. But her new client—chic, moody, obsessive painter Elinor Powell—has a way of drawing people in, and soon Jessica's getting involved with what seems to be a most artful murder.

Elinor blames herself for keeping a valuable portrait in her studio, where her mother was killed in an unsolved robbery. A bout of claustrophobia is interfering with her work, as is her deepening paranoia about her twin sister, Isobel, and her brother-in-law, Blake, a ruthless art dealer. But when Jessica meets the entire unhappy family at the debut show of Blake's protégé—a reclusive ex-miner producing startling canvases in the Black Mountains of southeast Wales—she starts to wonder whether Elinor might be on to something. Might there be more to her mother's death? Could Blake have been involved? And just what's going on in those lonely hills?

Eerie and grippingly suspenseful, Black Valley is a novel rich in character, intrigue, and harrowing dangers.

About the Author:

After studying philosophy in college, Charlotte Williams went on to work as an arts journalist, writing for newspapers and magazines, and making documentaries for the BBC. More recently, she also worked in radio drama, writing original plays and adaptations. Williams died in 2014 at the age of fifty-nine.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Williams, Charlotte
ISBN 10: 0062371266 ISBN 13: 9780062371263
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EYDQW000P0Y

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 2.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Williams, Charlotte
Published by Bourbon Street Books 2015-06-30 (2015)
ISBN 10: 0062371266 ISBN 13: 9780062371263
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
ThriftTaco
(INDIAN TRAIL, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bourbon Street Books 2015-06-30, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 0062371266 Brand new and ships pronto! 100% guarantee. Multiple quanities available. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS67-9780062371263-11-1152

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Charlotte Williams
ISBN 10: 0062371266 ISBN 13: 9780062371263
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800623712630000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Williams, Charlotte
Published by Bourbon Street Books, NY (2015)
ISBN 10: 0062371266 ISBN 13: 9780062371263
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Valley Books
(Amherst, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bourbon Street Books, NY, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 343pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 069667

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Williams, Charlotte
Published by Bourbon Street Books 2015-06-30 (2015)
ISBN 10: 0062371266 ISBN 13: 9780062371263
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bourbon Street Books 2015-06-30, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Bookseller Inventory # 9780062371263B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Williams, Charlotte
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0062371266 ISBN 13: 9780062371263
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0062371266

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Williams, Charlotte
ISBN 10: 0062371266 ISBN 13: 9780062371263
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2015. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780062371263

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Williams, Charlotte
Published by Bourbon Street Books
ISBN 10: 0062371266 ISBN 13: 9780062371263
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bourbon Street Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0062371266 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132293071

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Charlotte Williams
Published by Bourbon Street Books, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0062371266 ISBN 13: 9780062371263
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bourbon Street Books, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 203 x 135 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Therapist-turned-reluctant detective Jessica Mayhew is on the trail once again in this smart, fast-paced novel of suspense from Charlotte Williams--author of the debut The House on the Cliff--a tautly written psychological thriller that ventures deep into the recesses of the mind. Jessica Mayhew has enough problems without getting wrapped up in her patients drama. Her separation from her husband doesn t seem as amicable as she once thought, and her daughters are drifting away as fast as they re growing up. But her new client--chic, moody, obsessive painter Elinor Powell--has a way of drawing people in and soon Jessica s getting involved with what seems to be a most artful murder. Elinor presents a rare professional challenge. She blames herself for keeping a valuable portrait in her studio, where her mother was killed in an unsolved robbery. An attack of claustrophobia is interfering with her work, as is her deepening paranoia about her twin sister, Isobel, and her brother-in-law, Blake, a ruthless art dealer. But when Jessica meets the entire unhappy family at the debut show of Blake s protege--a reclusive ex-miner producing gloomy canvases in the Black Mountains of southeast Wales--she starts to wonder whether Elinor might be on to something. Might there be more to her mother s death? Could Blake have been involved? And just what s going on in those lonely hills? Set against the otherworldly Welsh countryside, Black Valley is a novel rich in character, intrigue, and harrowing dangers. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780062371263

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Williams, Charlotte
ISBN 10: 0062371266 ISBN 13: 9780062371263
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2015. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780062371263

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book