by Will Napier
Category: Fiction / General
Publication date: 2 February 2012
Number of pages: 448
On the surface Joseph Pullman seems to have left his unhappy childhood far behind: as the town undertaker and a council member, he is now a respected citizen of Henderson, Maryland. But Joe's father is in jail for the brutal murder of a young boy and despite his wife's questions, Joe can't - or won't - talk about his past. When his wife disappears, and a woman's severed hand is found inside a glove, Joe decides it's finally time to confront his past: only to discover that his past has beaten him to it...
What the papers say:
"Dignified, damaged Joe is a wonderfully complicated creation" Guardian "Napier is a good writer...the dialogue is spare and convincing and there are flashes of brilliance and insight" Daily Mail "A new dark and disturbing voice" -- Bernard Maclaverty
Will Napier has split his adult life between Scotland and America. He now resides in Atlantic Beach, Florida with his wife and four children. His first novel Summer of the Cicada was published by Jonathan Cape in 2005. He is writing his third novel and completing a collection of short fiction.
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