The Shape of Snakes

The Shape of Snakes

Minette Walters


The Edgar Award-winning, bestselling writer hailed via The Washington publish booklet World as "a grasp of the macabre who imbues her novels with an intensely eerie surroundings" weaves an mind-blowing story of poser, intrigue, and revenge.

In simply seven years, Minette Walters has burst from the ranks of puzzle writers to turn into a bestselling writer across the world and state-of-the-art preeminent practitioner of mental suspense. With consistent comparisons to P. D. James and Ruth Rendell and a growing to be American viewers, Walters is poised for breakout good fortune with The form of Snakes, her most interesting, and such a lot finely wrought, novel yet.

November 1978. The iciness of discontent. Britain is on strike. The lifeless lie unburied, rubbish piles within the streets-and someplace in West London a black girl dies in a rain-filled gutter. referred to as "Mad Annie," she used to be despised by way of her neighbors.

Her passing might have long past unmourned and overlooked yet for the younger lady who unearths her and who believes-apparently opposed to reason-that Annie was once murdered.

But regardless of the fact approximately Annie-whether she was once as mad as her associates claimed, no matter if she lived in squalor because the police stated, even if she cruelly mistreated the cats stumbled on ravenous in her house-something handed among her and Mrs. Ranelagh within the second of demise that binds this one lady to her reason for the following twenty years.

But why is Mrs. Ranelagh so confident it was once homicide, while, via her personal account, Annie died with out talking? Why does the topic make her husband so offended that he refuses to speak about what occurred that evening? And why could any girl spend twenty painstaking years uncovering the truth-unless her purposes are own?

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