It was some time since Benet had seen her mad mother. So when Mopsa arrived at the airport, looking colourless in a dowdy grey suit, Benet tried not to hate her. But the tragic death of a child begins a chain of deception, kidnap and murder. Domestic dramas exploding into deaths and murders ... threads are drawn together in a lethal pattern.
A psychological thriller about three mothers bound by a thread of terror, from the world's best living mystery writer and author of bestselling crime fiction including Thirteen Steps Down.
Winner of CWA Silver Dagger for Fiction 1984.
"The web is spun with fiendish skill." - "Observer"
"Domestic dramas exploding into deaths and murders...Threads are drawn tightly together in a lethal last pattern." - "Sunday Times"
Ruth Rendell has written over 50 bestselling novels and has won many awards in the course of her career. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE, and in 1997 was made a Life Peer. She lives in London.