Disturbing, atmospheric suspense novel from the author of Only Darkness, Silent Playgrounds and Night Angels: 'Dark, edgy and compelling' The Times Beyond the new city centre developments, the old Sheffield canal is overgrown, run-down and deserted. Signs of regeneration creep along its towpaths, including a small, innovative gallery housed in one of the warehouses. But between the renovations it's a dark and lonely place - the perfect site for an exhibition reworking Brueghel's The Triumph of Death. For Elisa Eliot, the curator, the chance to show well-known artist Daniel Flynn's work at the gallery is a coup. But when a young woman's body is found in the canal, Flynn's nightmare images begin to spill out into the real world. Still affected by the murder of her friend's daughter four years earlier, Eliza is drawn deep into the violence that seems to surround the gallery. Is this the work of a psychopath or is there a link between present horrors and the tragedy of four years before?
Danuta Reah is an educational consultant who has also taught creative writing. She lives in Sheffield. Her previous suspense novels are Only Darkness, Silent Playgrounds and Night Angels.