After the sudden death of her lawyer husband, Nora flees her small town for the anonymity of Toronto. An ad lures her to rent a cheap apartment, where the landlord Henry lives in the next unit. Initially helpful to Nora, his charm hides a desire to manipulate women, leaving Nora vulnerable to his predations. Nora hides some secrets of her own too - secrets that might lead to her undoing. A propulsive plot with terrifying twists, this essential debut novel brings forth a confident new literary voice to the trade.
“The work of a master storyteller. This chilling tale incorporates the city of Toronto as a disturbing and dangerous character.”– John Lawrence Reynolds
Book # 2 in the Charles Lauchlan Mystery Series
Another brilliant entry in the Father Christmas annals.
Brad Smith, Heidi Lange
Sometimes touching, frequently amusing and consistently relevant adventure.