Like most families they had their secrets ... And hid them under a genteelly respectable veneer. No onlooker would guess that Vera Hillyard and her beautiful sister, Eden, were locked in a dark and bitter combat over one of those secrets. England in the fifties was not kind to women who erred ... so they had to fight it out behind closed curtains using every weapon they had. In this case, murder.
'Full of shifts and surprises ... a modern novel with the Victorian virtues of a carefully devised plot unfolded for the reader with the most cunning art. Wilkie Collins would have admired it, and so would Dickens'
Julian Symons Sunday Times