'And we forget because we must / And not because we will.' (Absence, Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) 'The idea of the False Elf was put forward by R.D. Laing, adapting some theories of Jean-Paul Sartre. The false self was an artificially created self-image designed to concur with expectations, while the true self remained hidden and protected.' (Killing for Company, Brian Masters)
In memory of my father
With her sharp little face set in lines of dissatisfaction, the twelve-year-old girl sat up and searched for her knickers among the forest leaves.
As readers of The Echo have already discovered, Walters knows how to spin a fine web of terror and psychological deception out of the most familiar ingredients. This brooding and engrossing book, just out in paperback, begins with that slightly frayed item of genre linen, the heroine waking up in a hospital and not remembering how she got there. But Walters quickly sets a lively, inventive table: not only has Jinx Kingsley forgotten her auto accident, but also the murders of her fiancé and her former best friend that preceded it. Of course Jinx didn't do it, and of course Walters will get her off the hook--or will she?
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In England, photographer Jinx Kingsley, a millionaire's daughter, is pulled from a bloody car wreck after her fiance, Leo, took off with her best friend, Meg. Suicide or a cover, wonders Superintendent Cheever. The same day saw the death of Leo and Meg in a manner resembling the death, some years earlier, of Jinx's husband, Russell, after his affair with Meg.… (more)