This is not a whodunit. Instead, Julie Myerson investigates the effect of a murder on an ordinary community, a family - and one grieving woman.

In a small seaside town in Suffolk, a woman is brutally murdered. There are no obvious suspects. As the police go about their routine investigation, a friend of the victim, Tess, finds her world beginning to unravel. Suddenly nothing is certain, the mundane becomes charged with significance, established relationships begin to crumble and places that once were safe are safe no longer.

The Man Booker Prize 2003
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Although Julie Myerson made her name with her often dark fiction, it was her near-the-knuckle writings about her own children that caused a minor scandal and divided her readers.
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