Rosa - wild, impulsive girlfriend of accomplished magician Fletcher Brandon (Red) - has performed the ultimate Find the Lady act. She has run away and been found dead on the railway line between Oxford and Reading. Red is grief-stricken and completely baffled; as far as he knew, Rosa was safely at work at the time.
When her personal effects are posted to him anonymously, Red's suspicions are thoroughly aroused. He sets off on a trail of investigation and discovery that takes him not only into Rosa's secret, sinister past, but also into the nature of their relationship.
Magician, dealer in tricks and illusions; now Red has to unscramble the real from the unreal in himself and his life.
Exploring the painful areas of fidelity and betrayal, 'The Houdini Girl' is a brilliant and powerful novel that will haunt the reader with the questions it raises.