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Michael Joseph, 2009 - Detective and mystery stories - 375 pages

Who is more dangerous?
An enemy? A friend? Or a lover?

Bonnie Graham is standing in her friend's flat. She is alone, except for the dead body lying in a pool of blood on the floor. What happened? What will she do? And what role has she played in the murderous events?

Bonnie is a music teacher who has spent a long, hot summer in London rehearsing with a band to play at a wedding. It was supposed to be fun, but the band members find the complicated knots of their friendships unravelling as the days themselves unwind. What was meant to be a summer of happiness, love and music turns deadly as lovers betray one another, passions turn murderous and friendship itself becomes a crime.

Everyone lies. But is anyone prepared to tell the truth to uncover a murder?

With more twists and turns than any other writer can master, Nicci French delivers a tremendous new bestseller to haunt the imagination.

'French is excellent at building up suspense and elegantly exploiting all our worst fears.' Daily Mail.

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READ IN DUTCH I believe this is the last book I got from my aunt, perhaps she didn't really like the books in the end either. The story starts right in the middle; the main character is in a room with ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Nicci French is the pseudonym for the writing partnership of journalists Nicci Gerrard and Sean French.

Nicci Gerrard was born in June 1958 in Worcestershire. In the early eighties she taught English Literature in Sheffield, London and Los Angeles, but moved into publishing in 1985 with the launch of Women's Review, a magazine for women on art, literature and female issues.

In 1989 she became acting literary editor at the New Statesman, before moving to the Observer, where she was deputy literary editor for five years, and then a feature writer and executive editor.

It was while she was at the New Statesmanthat she met Sean French.

Sean French was born in May 1959 in Bristol, to a British father and Swedish mother. In 1981 he won Vogue magazine's Writing Talent Contest, and from 1981 to 1986 he was their theatre critic. During that time he also worked at the Sunday Timesas deputy literary editor and television critic, and was the film critic for Marie Claireand deputy editor of New Society.

Sean and Nicci were married in Hackney in October 1990. Their daughters, Hadley and Molly, were born in 1991 and 1993

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