The Stalking Horse
From the bestselling author of The Inspector Lloyd and Sergeant Hill Series...
Sixteen years ago, Bill Holt was jailed for the murder of two people: Alison, his lifelong friend whom once people had assumed he’d marry, and a private detective. He knew he was innocent, but jury, judge and all his friends declared him guilty.
Now he's out on parole, and his first journey is back to the scene of the crime, the town where he worked and lived and where he had shares in Greystone, his grandfather’s firm.
He finds that fashion has changed, the currency has changed, even the railway station is different. But the people are all still there;Alison’s husband, Bryant, Jeff and Thelma Spencer, his cousin Cassie Stone, smooth Charles Cartwright and Holt’s ex-wife, Wendy.
One of them is a manipulative killer – one of them framed him, and he’s spent sixteen years behind bars while the murderer grew fat and sleek on the profits of his company.
Jill McGown is a crisp writer and a spellbinding story-teller
William Weaver, Financial Times
McGown has never yet disappointed
Marcel Berlins, The Times