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A Fatal Inversion by Barbara Vine

9780141040479

A classic of the crime genre, A Fatal Inversion plunges you into the darker side of humanity with a plot that will keep you guessing throughout!'An absolute winner . . . a gripping read from start to end' Daily Mail'Brilliant. Vine has the kind of near-Victorian narrative drive' Sunday Times'I defy anyone to guess the conclusion' Daily Telegraph*****In the long hot summer of 1976, a group of young adults camp in Wyvis Hall, a beautiful Suffolk country house, after one of them unexpectedly inherits it. Revelling in their self-indulgent, irresponsible paradise, they scavenge, steal and sell heirlooms - to entertain and simply exist.

Ten years later, when the current owner buries their beloved dog in the Hall's animal cemetery, the bodies of a woman and child are discovered. But which woman? And whose child? As the facts slowly emerge, their past begins to catch up with them . . .

Written under Ruth Rendell's pen name, Barbara Vine, if you enjoy the novels of P.D. James, Ian Rankin and Ann Cleeves, you will love this book.

*****'One of the best Barbara Vine novels' Goodreads Review'Not an ordinary mystery . . . it is compelling and certainly thought-provoking' Goodreads Review'Vine is expert at the slow disclosure of facts and feelings' Goodreads Review

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Binding: Paperback,
Pagination: 320 pages

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