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The Long Shadow

Celia Fremlin

Faber’s Christmas chiller for 2018, from the Edgar Award-winning author of The Hours Before Dawn

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ISBN
9780571348114
Date Published
30.10.2018
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Summary

Jolted from sleep by the ringing of the telephone, Imogen fumbles through the dark, empty house to answer it. At first, she can’t quite understand the man on the other end of the line. Surely he can’t honestly be accusing her of killing her husband. Ivor died in a car crash two months ago – she may not be adjusting to widowhood very well, but Imogen certainly didn’t murder him…

As the nights draw in, Imogen finds her home filling up with unexpected Christmas guests – but they may be looking for more than just holiday cheer. Has someone been rifling through Ivor’s papers? Who left the half-drunk whiskey bottle beside his favourite chair? And why won’t that man stop phoning Imogen, insisting he can prove her guilt?

Critic Reviews

Britain's equivalent to Patricia Highsmith, Celia Fremlin wrote psychological thrillers that changed the landscape of crime fiction for ever: her novels are domestic, subtle, penetrating - and quite horribly chilling.

Andrew Taylor
Critic Reviews

Genuine chiller... Splendid suspense in a brilliantly captured domestic setting.

Sunday Telegraph
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The story unfolds with brilliant ingenuity, always on the verge of explanation, ever plausibly plunging deeper.

Times
CeliaFremlin

Celia Fremlin (1914-2009) was born in Kent and educated at Berkhamsted School for Girls and Somerville College, Oxford, where she read classics and philosophy. During the Second World War she worked for the Mass Observation project, an experience that resulted in her first published book, War Factory (1943, available in Faber Finds), which recorded the experiences and attitudes of women…

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