In a Hampstead street on a Monday morning a young mother is walking her dog, her baby and her toddler up to the Pond. There is a sudden flash of speeding cars, the squeal of brakes resulting in a massive car crash. In the ensuing chaos there are traumatised children, injured adults and a dead driver.
Police investigations reveal that the man identified as the driver had been murdered a week before the crash. Curiouser and curiouser! What follows is a complex thriller involving woman psychologist Frieda Klein, whose name is on the murderer’s list of future victims. This is Nicci French at her page turning best.