A horrific inner-city attack on a young woman, a tragic shooting accident in the Gloucestershire countryside. These two unrelated events, divided by geography, time and class, set two men on a deadly collision course that will see them both degraded, imprisoned and driven to commit horrific crimes.
Colin Millard grows up on the poverty line, unloved and unwanted and not his father's son. Driven to despair, he leaves home at fifteen, only to have his trust abused once more and end up eking out an existence in London's underworld. He has become violent, unpredictable and cruel, especially to women. When he meets Jane, she believes he can be redeemed through a life of normality and love, but men like Colin do not know the meaning of redemption, as Jane will soon find out.
Oliver Johnson is deeply affected by the sudden death of his brother, an event that tears his well-to-do family apart. But Oliver is strong, he flourishes academically, builds a successful career and dotes on his wife Elise and young daughter Amelia. That Amelia would ever come into contact with the likes of Colin Millard is naturally unthinkable.
Then the unthinkable happens.
Author: Trudy Dean Cosh gained a BA Honours degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Bedfordshire. She has worked variously as an airline stewardess, a graphic designer and currently with special needs pupils at a Bedford school. She lives in Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire.
Out: 26th April 2012
216 x 135 mm
FA: Modern and Contemporary Fiction
This will appeal to fans of hard-hitting female thriller writers such Tess Gerritsen and Val McDermid.