A young woman's naked body is found in the undergrowth of Holland Park, London. Gagged, with her wrists and ankles bound, she has been posed, almost like a statue, kneeling as if in prayer - or begging for mercy. Stuffed into the woman's mouth is a wad of paper. On the paper is a verse by a Victorian poet, renowned for his sadomasochistic tendencies. Progress on the investigation is frustratingly slow, until a link is made to another murder that occurred exactly a year earlier ...As he walkedin, he saw himself and Nina reflected in a row of mirrored cupboards, which stretched along the entire facing wall. Behind them wasa huge, carvedwood fourposter bed, richly hung with curtains of deepred. He turned aroundanbsp;...
|Title||:||Our Lady of Pain|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2011-02-03|