Therapist-turned-reluctant detective Jessica Mayhew is at the path once more during this clever, fast moving novel of suspense from Charlotte Williams—author of the debut The condominium at the Cliff—a tautly written mental mystery that ventures deep into the recesses of the mind.
Jessica Mayhew has sufficient difficulties with out getting wrapped up in her sufferers’ drama. Her separation from her husband doesn’t look as amicable as she as soon as suggestion, and her daughters are drifting away as quick as they’re becoming up. yet her new client—chic, moody, obsessive painter Elinor Powell—has a manner of drawing humans in and shortly Jessica’s getting concerned with what appears a such a lot crafty murder.
Elinor offers an extraordinary expert problem. She blames herself for retaining a important portrait in her studio, the place her mom was once killed in an unsolved theft. An assault of claustrophobia is meddling together with her paintings, as is her deepening paranoia approximately her dual sister, Isobel, and her brother-in-law, Blake, a ruthless artwork broker. but if Jessica meets the total unsatisfied relatives on the debut express of Blake’s protégé—a reclusive ex-miner generating gloomy canvases within the Black Mountains of southeast Wales—she starts off to wonder if Elinor could be directly to whatever. may there be extra to her mother’s dying? may well Blake were concerned? And simply what’s happening in these lonely hills?
Set opposed to the otherworldly Welsh nation-state, Black Valley is a singular wealthy in personality, intrigue, and harrowing dangers.
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