Returning from a visit to her daughter in Iraq, Joan Scudamore finds herself unexpectedly alone and stranded in an isolated rest house by flooding of the railway track. This sudden solitude compels Joan to assess her life for the first time ever and face up to many of the truths about herself. Looking back over the years, Joan painfully re-examines her attitudes, relationships and actions and becomes increasingly uneasy about the person who is revealed to her…
Agatha Christie is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. It was her sharp observations of the ambitions that drive people, their relationships and the conflicts that erupt between them that added life and sparkle to her ingenious detective stories. When, writing as Mary Westmacott, she turned this understanding of human nature away from the crime genre, she created bittersweet novels, love stories with a jagged edge, as compelling and memorable as the best of her work.
- Publication Date:
- 28 / 07 / 1997
- 110 x 178mm