A powerful examination of evidence and motive, truth and lies - Elaine Cane is scared of her suspicious, overbearing husband. But one day he goes too far – he drunkenly tries to use force on her, so she flees the house. A sense of responsibility makes her return, to check he has not injured himself in his drunken rage, and she finds herself in the middle of a nightmare . . . This powerful novel by Jeffrey Ashford examines the uneasy balance between evidence and motive, truth and lies, as the police investigate a case that is not as open-and-shut as it first seems.
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This latest sardonic fable from the prolific Ashford (The Cost of Innocence, 1999, etc.) jumps from Freetown to Fretstone to link two unlikely heroes: masterful Esme Lynch, who’s smuggling stolen diamonds from Sierra Leone, and hapless ad writer Dick Frayne, who’s married for money and is now pay...| Read Full Review of Justice Deferred
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