By Robert Barnard
Bettina Whitelaw has come some distance from her early life within the little outback city of Bundaroo, Australia. decades have handed, an entire life rather, yet she's by no means forgotten what occurred there at the night that modified her existence perpetually.
How may possibly she fail to remember the varsity dance, her taunting classmates, dancing with the unusual yet excellent English boy, Hughie Naismyth? How may she put out of your mind what occurred subsequent, whilst, overheated and exhilarated by means of the tune and the instant, she wandered off on my own right into a secluded, forest?
Now a popular, aged writer dwelling in London's dependent Holland Park, Bettina faces a flood of stories as she works on her memoirs, even if her concentration is extra at the scary issues which are occurring at the present time. an individual has lately entered her domestic and undergone her table. The intruder is obviously now not a regular burglar. It has to be anyone she understands. She's been a bit lax in handing out keys, so the suspects are many -- her nephew, Mark; her agent, Clare; her pals, Peter or Katie. Or it may be another individual.
What does Bettina own that this individual would wish to scouse borrow? A puzzle that at the beginning turns out mildly nerve-racking quickly turns lethal severe. somebody is prepared to kill -- yet why? Does the reply leisure in Bundaroo or closer to domestic?
A Cry from the Dark exhibits us classic Robert Barnard as he slyly lays the clues that bring about his trademark shock -- and poignant -- ending.
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