An innocent man is on the run in a Hitchcockian psychological thriller by the author of the “outstanding” Dalziel and Pascoe mysteries (The New York Times).
Best known for his Dalziel and Pascoe novels, which were adapted into a hit BBC series, Reginald Hill proves himself to be a “master of . . . cerebral puzzle mysteries” in his stand-alone thrillers as well—now available as ebooks (The New York Times).
Taking a break from a sour marriage and a bitter wife, Harry Bentink is looking forward to the long-needed respite. It’s also a chance to spend some time with Peter, a friend from university for whom an old scandal still clings like mud. But not long after they arrive in north England, Harry and Peter are questioned in the rape and murder of two young female tourists in the Lakeland fells. With no alibis, their every statement twisted, and their dicey pasts used against them, Harry and Peter quickly descend into a nightmare. When Harry is informed that Peter’s fate has been sealed, he resorts to a desperate act of self-preservation and flees for his life. On the long, dark road ahead, that’s only his first mistake.