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  • Published: 3 December 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099499343
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $19.99

The Betrayal of Trust

Simon Serrailler Book 6




A cold case comes back to life in this sixth book in the highly successful Simon Serrailler detective series 'eagerly awaited by all aficionados' (P.D. James)

Freak weather and flash floods all over southern England. Lafferton is underwater and a landslip on the Moor has closed the bypass. As the rain slowly drains away a shallow grave – and a skeleton – are exposed; twenty years on, the remains of missing teenager Joanne Lowther have finally been uncovered. The case is re-opened and Simon Serrailler is called in as Senior Investigating Officer. Joanne, an only child, had been on her way home from a friend’s house that afternoon. She was the daughter of a prominent local businessman, Sir John Lowther. Joanne's mother died -- heartbroken -- two years after her daughter disappeared. Cold cases are always tough, and in this latest in the acclaimed series from Susan Hill, Serrailler is forced to confront a frustrating, distressing and complex situation.

  • Pub date: 3 December 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099499343
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Susan Hill

Susan Hill has been a professional writer for over fifty years. Her books have won awards and prizes including the Whitbread, the John Llewellyn Rhys and the Somerset Maugham, and have been shortlisted for the Booker. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Honours. Her novels include Strange Meeting, I’m the King of the Castle, In the Springtime of the Year and A Kind Man. She has also published autobiographical works and collections of short stories as well as the Simon Serrailler series of crime novels. The play of her ghost story The Woman in Black has been running in London’s West End since 1988. She has two adult daughters and lives in North Norfolk.

www.susanhill.org.uk

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Praise for The Betrayal of Trust

“Not all great novelists can write crime fiction but when one like Susan Hill does the result is stunning”

Ruth Rendell

“The Betrayal of Trust isn't only a page-turner - though it certainly fulfils that expectation - it's also a thought-provoking novel about those who suffer and those who care for them”

Laura Wilson, Guardian

“Susan Hill's Serrailler novels are a real treat”

Daily Express


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