Standing in the Shadows

Standing in the Shadows

Book - 1998
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A stunning British thriller by the author of Every Breath You Take. A sweet, elderly lady is viciously killed by her 11-year-old foster child. But the whole matter had been settled two years ago when the child admitted, indeed insisted, that he was guilty. So why reopen the case? That's what P.I. Laura Principal has to find out.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c1998
ISBN: 9780345424914
0345424913
Characteristics: 287 pages ;,25 cm.

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WVMLStaffPicks Nov 13, 2014

A writer who is somewhat like Ruth Rendell or Frances Fyfield tells us a tightly woven story about an abused child who is charged with the murder of his foster mother. Gradually other figures from the boy’s past emerge to change what has seemed to be an open and shut case.

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