PERFECT WIFE. PERFECT KILLER?
‘A masterly psychological web of people on the edge and the devils that lie beneath their apparent respectability. Engrossing’ Guardian
Susie Harriot, a respected psychiatrist, has been convicted of the brutal murder of a serial killer in her care. It looks certain that she will be given a life sentence, depriving her of her home, her family and her two-year-old daughter.
Susie’s husband, Lachlan, is convinced she is innocent and is desperate to prove it. Each night, he climbs the stairs to her study and goes through her papers – her case notes, her interviews, and the press cuttings from the trial.
But the more Lachlan discovers, the more he suspects that his wife has been hiding a dark secret.
Quite simply brilliant... Mina springs a number of surprises, not least the terrific ending
A masterly psychological web of people on the edge and the devils that lie beneath their apparent respectability. Engrossing
Something special... A tour de force
A gem of a novel. One of those sharp, shrewd, incisive stories that sneaks under your skin and stays there for days. Read it: you'll be glad you did
Ruth Ware, Abir Mukherjee, Lisa Jewell and more on the crime books that shaped them – and the genre itself.
There's a distinctly Scottish flavour to this month's podcast as we discuss the idea of home with Annalena McAfee, the concept of borders with Rory Stewart and walk the streets of Glasgow on the trail of a serial killer with Denise Mina