About this book
Locke's acclaimed debut, now in mass market paperback. Set in the 1980s, it deals with race relations, murder and corruption in Houston, Texas, and sold 10,000 copies in trade paperback. It's also been longlisted for the Orange Prize. 'The most impressive crime debut I've read this year' Marcel Berlins, "The Times"
On a dark night, out on the Houston bayou to celebrate his wife's birthday, Jay Porter hears a scream. Saving a distressed woman from drowning, he opens a Pandora's Box. Not the lawyer he set out to be, Jay long ago made peace with his radical youth, tucked away his darkest sins and resolved to make a fresh start.