Chord of Evil
by Sarah Rayne
A mysterious 1940s’ portrait leads researcher Phineas Fox to uncover a devastating wartime secret in this chilling novel of suspense.
Phineas Fox finds it impossible to refuse when his sport-loving neighbour Toby begs for his help in finding out what’s happened to his cousin Arabella, who seems to have disappeared without trace. The only clue to her whereabouts is an obscure 1940s’ portrait left in her flat, a gift from her godfather, Stefan. The painting depicts the mysterious Christa Klein, Stefan’s sister – and an alleged murderess.
Was Christa Klein really guilty of a monstrous crime? What exactly happened within brooding Wewelsburg Castle back in 1941? And what does it have to do with Arabella’s disappearance? As Phin delves further, he uncovers evidence of a lost piece of music and a devastating wartime secret: an atrocity whose repercussions reach to the present day.
Genre: Crime & Mystery
“Rayne at first presents a murky, multilayered picture but masterfully draws out the suspense by progressively revealing the underlying truths”
“Readers who enjoy sniffling out clues and trying to solve the mystery before the solution is revealed will have a fine time”
“To say I enjoyed this book is an understatement, I loved it. Mysteries where the solution is found by unlocking secrets in the past always fascinate me. This one is one of the best. A real page turner. Highly recommended”
“Will keep the reader guessing to the end”
Chord of Evil by Sarah Rayne is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9780727887412||31st August 2017||145 X 220mm||256||£21.99|
|Paperback||9781847518569||28th September 2018||139 X 215mm||256||£13.99|