Victor Jenner is a sociopath. After ten years in prison for shooting - and permanently crippling - a young policeman, Victor is released to a strange new world and told to make a new life for himself. It's hard to adjust to civilian life, but at least there's one blessing - he was never convicted for all those rapes he committed. Then Victor meets David, the policeman he shot, and David's beautiful girlfriend, Clare. And suddenly Victor's new life is starting to look an awful lot like the old one.
"Rendell knows how to make your hair stand up straight on your head"
Powerfully claustrophobic Guardian Ruth Rendell shows an unparalleled understanding of human evil. -- John Mortimer Sunday Times Compelling, disturbing and masterfully written. The Times Rendell knows how to make your hair stand up straight on your head Maeve Binchy There are quite a few Ruth Rendells: the doyenne of the traditional English detective novel; the queen of the psychological thriller; the celebrated author of the literary thriller Mail on Sunday