Back in 1964, Peter Redburn and his best friend Richard had spent a golden summer holiday playing out their special game - a private world of secret rituals and oaths of loyalty sworn for eternity. It was all very innocent - until James and Kate joined in ...And then, one night, their childish game turned to tragedy ...Now an adult, Peter has never been able to escape his own feelings of guilt about the events that summer. So when he stumbles across a hoard of childhood memories, he knows he must search out the truth. And with a funeral bringing all participants together again, bitter rivalries and sordid secrets are about to be unearthed.
Andrew Taylor is the award-winning author of a number of novels, including the top-ten bestseller The American Boy. His most recent novel, A Stain on the Silence, publishes in January 07. The Raven on the Water was first published in 1991. He lives with his wife Caroline and children in the Forest of Dean. www.andrew-taylor.co.uk.