A tense psychological thriller set in 1960s Australia! Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, M.C. Beaton, Lee Strauss and P.C. James.
A murderous act refuses to stay buried…
When Sarah Stephens cemented her husband Philip under the floorboards of their Sydney home, it was supposed to be a fresh start for her, liberated at last from an unhappy domestic prison.
And everyone knew Philip was going to die anyway, so you couldn’t really call it murder … could you?
With the house rented out to the Neguses — a quiet elderly couple, surely not the kind of people to go digging around – Sarah thinks she’s home and dry, free to create a new life. But there’s something sinister — something knowing — about Fred Negus. And why does his wife seem permanently afraid?
When Negus re-enters Sarah’s life in the strangest of ways, she feels Philip’s long shadow reaching out from beyond the grave. What exactly does Negus know … and why won’t he tell her where his wife has gone?
As Sarah slowly becomes imprisoned once again — but this time in a situation of her own making — a terrible suspicion begins to take hold. But through her own snobbery and small-mindedness she finds herself completely isolated. Who can she turn to?
Is her conscience trying to tell her something … or is it just the brandy? As Sarah spirals into alcohol-soaked paranoia, will anyone even believe her?
And when she makes a horrifying discovery, could her own life be in danger?