Therapist-turned-reluctant detective Jessica Mayhew is at the path once more during this shrewdpermanent, fast moving novel of suspense from Charlotte Williams—author of the debut The condo at the Cliff—a tautly written mental mystery that ventures deep into the recesses of the mind.
Jessica Mayhew has adequate difficulties with no getting wrapped up in her sufferers’ drama. Her separation from her husband doesn’t appear as amicable as she as soon as suggestion, and her daughters are drifting away as quickly 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 conserving a invaluable 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 whole unsatisfied kinfolk on the debut express of Blake’s protégé—a reclusive ex-miner generating gloomy canvases within the Black Mountains of southeast Wales—she begins to wonder if Elinor will be directly to anything. may possibly there be extra to her mother’s loss of life? might Blake were concerned? And simply what’s occurring in these lonely hills?
Set opposed to the otherworldly Welsh geographical region, Black Valley is a unique wealthy in personality, intrigue, and harrowing dangers.
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