Richard Hayes has spent his life rewriting his traumatic family history. Until he gets a call from his sister Claire saying that she has killed her violent husband after years of unhappy marriage, and their lives are changed forever. Claire will go to jail unless her lawyer can prove that her abusive upbringing made her a murderer. And the only person who can come up with the evidence is Richard. Richard will do anything to help Claire, but is this too much? He can either continue to blank out the horrors of the past, or finally confront the terrible truth beneath a seemingly idyllic childhood, and recall the things that 'never happened'...
'[A] tightly plotted and intelligent first novel - gripping and cathartic.'
Scotland on Sunday
- Publication Date:
- 27 / 02 / 1999
- 111 x 181mm