By Minette Walters
It took a number of hours on a wet iciness evening for a black lady often called "Mad Annie" to die in a gutter. it's going to take 20 years for the lady who discovered her to form her pals' racism, the indifference of the police, and her personal rage into the reality. "Harrowing...These complicated characters should be crafty, deceitful, even mad-which is strictly what makes them such soaking up company." (New York occasions e-book evaluation) "Builds stress masterfully." (The Wall highway magazine)
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The Shape of Snakes by Minette Walters