By Gwendoline Butler

ISBN-10: 0007545444

ISBN-13: 9780007545445

John Coffin is left reeling after the previous major Minister makes a surprising confession. a depressing and gripping crime novel from essentially the most appraised English secret writers, excellent for lovers of Agatha Christie. a trip to the riverside condo of the lengthy retired former leading minister, Richard Lavender, is to have startling results for John Coffin. For it transpires that the outdated guy, nearing the tip of his lifestyles, has a confession to make: he's the son of a serial killer. He tells Coffin how, as a boy, he helped to bury one in all his father's sufferers. Feeling loss of life is close to, he desires to fix and reclaim the earlier – with Coffin's aid. not sure even if Lavender is stuck up in fable or telling the reality, Coffin consents to enquire and appoints leader Inspector Phoebe Astley to the duty. yet then a tender lady is located murdered on a foggy November evening, and all too quickly the sins of the earlier and current come jointly in a terrifying denouement.

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