Susan Hill is back! And so is her detective, Simon Serrailler Crime fans on the look out for intelligent examples of the genre will enjoy The Risk of Darkness (Time Out)
We met Simon Serrailler first in The Various Haunts of Men and got to know him better in The Pure in Heart. Susan Hill s third crime novel, The Risk of Darkness perhaps even more compulsive and convincing than its predecessors explores the crazy grief of a widowed husband, whose derangement turns into obsession and threats, violence and terror. Meanwhile, handsome, introverted Simon Serrailler, whose cool reserve has broken the hearts of several women, finds his own heart troubled by the newest recruit to the Cathedral staff: a feisty female Anglican priest with red hair. The Risk of Darkness is truly the work of a writer at the top of her form.
Praise for The Risk of Darkness
An outstanding crime thriller from one of Britain s best writers. Taut, inventive, tragic, intriguing, and full of unexpected twists, it s a must have for all mystery collections. Booklist (starred review)
Hill blends just the right measures of darkness, tension, and human interest Well crafted plot and believable characters make this a welcome addition to the series. Library Journal (starred review)
An almost flawless novel. Spectator