About this book
Paperback edition of this literary fiction tracing the effects of a woman's brutal murder. Made the Booker longlist for 2003 and alerted Myerson to a wider readership. "Mesmserising, chilling stuff; Myerson's prose is taut and precise" "Sunday Times"
On a Monday night in October in a seaside town in Suffolk, a woman is brutally murdered. She was not an obvious victim. She just wasn't, thinks her grieving, bewildered friend Tess, the type to have something happen to her. As the police go about their routine investigation, Tess' world of nappies, school runs and baked beans begin to unravel.