Black Valley: A Novel

Paperback | October 18, 2016

byCharlotte Williams

not yet rated|write a review

Therapist-turned-reluctant detective Jessica Mayhew is on the trail once again in this smart, fast-paced novel of suspense from Charlotte Williams—author of the debut The House on the Cliff—a tautly written psychological thriller that ventures deep into the recesses of the mind.

Jessica Mayhew has enough problems without getting wrapped up in her patients’ drama. Her separation from her husband doesn’t seem as amicable as she once thought, and her daughters are drifting away as fast as they’re growing up. But her new client—chic, moody, obsessive painter Elinor Powell—has a way of drawing people in and soon Jessica’s getting involved with what seems to be a most artful murder.

Elinor presents a rare professional challenge. She blames herself for keeping a valuable portrait in her studio, where her mother was killed in an unsolved robbery. An attack of claustrophobia is interfering with her work, as is her deepening paranoia about her twin sister, Isobel, and her brother-in-law, Blake, a ruthless art dealer. But when Jessica meets the entire unhappy family at the debut show of Blake’s protégé—a reclusive ex-miner producing gloomy canvases in the Black Mountains of southeast Wales—she starts to wonder whether Elinor might be on to something. Might there be more to her mother’s death? Could Blake have been involved? And just what’s going on in those lonely hills?

Set against the otherworldly Welsh countryside, Black Valley is a novel rich in character, intrigue, and harrowing dangers.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$6.00 online
$18.50 list price (save 67%)
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25
HURRY, ONLY 2 LEFT!
Prices may vary. why?
Please call ahead to confirm inventory.

From the Publisher

Therapist-turned-reluctant detective Jessica Mayhew is on the trail once again in this smart, fast-paced novel of suspense from Charlotte Williams—author of the debut The House on the Cliff—a tautly written psychological thriller that ventures deep into the recesses of the mind.Jessica Mayhew has enough problems without getting wrapped...

From the Jacket

Jessica Mayhew has enough problems without getting wrapped up in her patients' drama. Her separation from her husband doesn't seem as amicable as she once thought, and her daughters are drifting away as fast as they're growing up. But her new client—chic, moody, obsessive painter Elinor Powell—has a way of drawing people in, and soon J...

After studying philosophy in college, Charlotte Williams went on to work as an arts journalist, writing for newspapers and magazines, and making documentaries for the BBC. More recently, she also worked in radio drama, writing original plays and adaptations. Williams died in 2014 at the age of fifty-nine.

other books by Charlotte Williams

Unbreakable Spirit
Unbreakable Spirit

Kobo ebook|Jul 24 2015

$5.39 online$6.99list price(save 22%)
Social Work and the City: Urban Themes in 21st-Century Social Work
Social Work and the City: Urban Themes in 21st-Century ...

Kobo ebook|Jul 18 2016

$90.09 online$117.01list price(save 23%)
Wet & Duiding Bodem
Wet & Duiding Bodem

Kobo ebook|Jan 9 2013

$124.99

see all books by Charlotte Williams
Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:October 18, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062371266

ISBN - 13:9780062371263

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Black Valley: A Novel

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

“Last year, Charlotte Williams’s The House on the Cliff promised much for her future in crime fiction. Her second novel Black Valley has fulfilled all expectations.”