The Execution: A Novel

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Flamingo, 2001 - 224 pages
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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.


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About the author (2001)

Hugo Wilcken is in his thirties and British-Australian. He lives in Paris, where he has worked as a writer since 1990.

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