Barrister Clara Pascal thought she was taking on a simple child custody case. But her client is a convicted killer, one who stalks and photographs young women - so why does Clara believe that he's innocent? Risking everything, she sets out to prove the past has no hold on the future.
Barrister Clara Pascal thought she was taking on a simple child custody case. Traumatised by her own experiences as a kidnap victim, Clara works to keep the shadows of the past from affecting her friends, family and work. But the dreams don't get any easier and the past won't go away. Then Clara finds herself thrown back into a crime investigation she wants nothing to do with. Her client is a convicted killer, one who stalks and photographs young women - so why does Clara believe that he's innocent? Risking everything, Clara sets out to prove that the past has no hold on the future - while a killer comes ever closer to making her the next victim.
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'Surprisingly teasing...visual, well-paced thriller.' -- Daily Mirror 20030426 'Just what British crime writing is crying out for - a compassionate, grass roots British novel with the pace, energy and impeccable research of an American thriller' -- Mo Hayder on Darkness Falls 20030426 'A skilfully plotted story with strongly drawn characters.' -- Sunday Telegraph 20030426 'Margaret Murphy has managed to produce another outstanding psychological thriller...Darkness Falls is a powerful work...Readers of her previous work should certainly not be disappointed,whilst those fresh to her output will find this book provides an enticing introduction.' -- Sherlock 20030426 'Exemplary chiller...If Murphy's appointed task is to scare the reader...she succeeds brilliantly.' -- Literary Review 20030426 Darkness Falls is a model of what the modern suspense thriller should be -- tense, scary, page-turning and stomach-churning -- because we care most of all about what happens to the characters. Set aside a day -- you won't be able to put it down once it has you in its grip. -- Val McDermid 20030426 'Dark, gripping, horrific crime tale.' -- The Bookseller 20030426 'Absorbing and unpredictable' -- Manchester Evening News 20030426 'Ms Murphy handles her complex plot with a sure hand and brings it to a stunning climax' -- Sunday Telegraph 20030426 'Murphy's excellent books are all concerned with the psychology of both the violent criminal and the victim of crime, and the new book will add lustre to her reputation.' -- Crime Time on Weaving Shadows 20030307 "...gripping storytelling." -- Dublin Evening Herald 20030724
About Margaret Murphy
Margaret Murphy is the author of five novels, all concerned with the psychology of both the violent criminal and the victim of crime. Her first, Goodnight My Angel, was shortlisted for the First Blood award for debut crime novels, and her fourth, Past reason, has been optioned for television. A graduate in environmental biology, in 1998 she went back to university to gain an MA in writing. She is now studying psychology at the University of Liverpool. She has been a countryside ranger, biology teacher, dyslexia tutor and creative writing teacher. She lives on the Wirral.
Weaving Shadows by Margaret Murphy
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