Author(s): Barry Maitland
Silvermeadow? calculated, manipulative and dressed up to deceive. If this glossy, huge new shopping mall on the outskirts of London had been a suspect rather than a place, Kathy Kolla would have said its manner was guilty as hell. Dark secrets fester in its depths. A young woman is found dead, gruesomely crushed in the rubbish compactor; the most vicious bank robber known in England has been seen there; and a homeless boy is discovered dead in bizarre circumstances. Too many dead, too many secrets, and for Detective Chief Inspector David Brock and Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla there are too many loose ends in this, their most frustrating and dangerous investigation yet.
'Comparable to the psychological crime novelists, such as Ruth Rendell tight plots, great dialogue, very atmospheric.' - Sydney Morning Herald 'Sure to confirm Maitland's status as a leading practitioner of the detective writer's craft. It's a terrific read.' - Canberra Times