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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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User Review  - kimberwolf - LibraryThing

This is a suspense/thriller with a strange and immoral protagonist who is somehow also disturbingly funny. I enjoyed the author's creativity in telling the story from the disfunctional bad guy's of the point of view. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A lonely morgue photographer's fixation on a late client unleashes madness and violence. But not before Evans (The Last Girl, 1996) takes the time to turn the temperature down well below zero in ... Read full review


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About the author (2000)

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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