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Soho Press, Jul 1, 2000 - Fiction - 294 pages
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Stewart works as a photographer at a mortuary. An odd but sweetly innocent man, his appearance and stutter sometimes frighten bystanders. Stewart's "real" life is lived in front of his computer, playing a sinister game. He is ill-equipped for dealing with the real world.

One day a nameless drowning victim is brought into the morgue. Stewart is compelled by her fragile blond beauty, even as she lies frozen in death. He quickly becomes obsessed with finding her identity, and his sheltered life is thrown into turmoil. Penelope Evans has created a macabre tale of psychological suspense that The Times (London) dubbed a "minor masterpiece".

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First published in Britain, this moody, psychological portrait reveals one Stewart Park, an introverted hospital morgue photographer. In addition to being socially maladroit, Stewart suffers from an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lesley - Goodreads

Quite creepy. Because the reader sees the whole story through Stewarts eyes and because he has somewhat altered perception most of the twists and turns came as a complete surprise. I felt sorry for him and repulsed by him in equal measures, yet on the whole he wasn't a bad man, just damaged. Read full review


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Penelope Evans was born in Wales and grew up in Scotland. She attended the University of St. Andrews before becoming a criminal lawyer in London. Her first two novels, the Lost Girl and Freezing, were published to much critical acclaim. She currently lives in Buckinghamshire where she combines writing fiction with journalism.

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