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Cold In Earth

Jones, Melissa

ISBN 10: 0752812564 / ISBN 13: 9780752812564
Published by UK: Orion
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Title: Cold In Earth

Publisher: UK: Orion

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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An appalling crime and the identity of the person who committed it are revealed in a series of journals, in this "Rashomon"-like novel reminiscent of Thomas Tryon's "The Other".

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Diary entries tell the convoluted story and reveal the deepest secrets of a dead woman and her killer in this dark, suspenseful novel of a dysfunctional British family. Zoe is a successful television producer whose grief following the sudden death of her infant daughter is assuaged by the ministrations of a self-styled healer who insinuates herself into Zoe's life with alarming results. When Zoe is killed, suspicion falls on her husband Michael, whose own journal continues where Zoe's left off. Busy trying to care for their two teenage sons, he is stunned when the police arrest him for Zoe's murder, and he puts himself in the capable hands of his brother-in-law, a successful London barrister who takes the boys to live in the country. Soon, Laura, Zoe's sister, becomes increasingly uneasy at the strange behavior the boys exhibit. As the killer's own journal reveals, there are secrets in this family no one suspects, including the truth behind baby Beth's crib death. Fans of Frances Fyfield and Minette Walters will appreciate Jones's careful plotting, compelling character development, and fascinating portrait of psychological disintegration. --Jane Adams

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