The Execution: A Novel
Flamingo, 2001 - 224 pages
Unnervingly cool prose an entertainingly urbane thriller [whose] suspense lies not in the whodunit, but in watching a perfect life unravel. Daily Telegraph
Matthew Bourne suspects his partner, Marianne, of having an affair though he has just embarked on one himself. Then one day a colleague's wife dies in tragic circumstances, and Matthew is called to identify the body. Only much later does he realise that this incident has seeped into his life like a slow poison A riveting narrative of mystery and menace, The Execution is a stunningly accomplished novel."