North America the BeautifulUnknown - 2006
'All the ingredients for the perfect English crime novel are here' Daily Mail
It is spring in the quiet English cathedral town of Lafferton when a little boy is snatched as he stands with his satchel at the gate of his home, waiting for his lift to school. Meanwhile a severely handicapped young woman hovers between life and death and an ex-con finds it impossible to go straight...
Haunting and truthful, gripping and convincing, The Pure in Heart is neither a thriller nor a whodunnit, but a fascinating crime novel and an utterly absorbing read.
'Beautifully drawn characters...a tantalising mystery' Sunday Telegraph
'Captures sinister atmosphere brilliantly...her characters are drawn with loving detail' Spectator