Elizabeth Haynes' second novel is a taut and gripping murder mystery introducing a compelling new heroine, Genevieve " office worker by day and pole dancer by night " who finds herself implicated in a mob underworld of murder, corruption and betrayal.
"Full of suspense and intrigue and keeps the reader hanging on its every word, as well as being very well written... Very highly recommended." - Euro Crime
Genevieve has finally escaped the stressful demands of her sales job and achieved her dream: to leave London behind and start a new life aboard a houseboat in Kent. But on the night of her boat-warming party the dream is shattered when a body washes up beside the boat, and Genevieve recognises the victim.
As the sanctuary of the boatyard is threatened, and Genevieve’s life seems increasingly at risk, the story of how she came to be so out of her depth is unfolded, and Genevieve finds out the real cost of mixing business with pleasure.
"Fear about the loss of control is at the heart of readers' obsession with crime...That she lends Genevieve power over fear, her body and the men for whom she dances has enabled Haynes to create a character with more complexity than is usual in genre thrillers." - Independent on Sunday
eBook: 368 pages
Publisher: Myriad Editions (15 Mr. 2012)