The Crime Writers' Association

Gold 2021

Nicci French
House of Correction
Simon & Schuster


Pitch-perfect flow and pace infuse a twisty tale of a murder in a village cut off by a fallen tree. The flawed personality of the central character pulls at your heartstrings and almost begs for empathy. The jeopardy is real and the mystery compelling. An edgy, thoughtful and clever standalone mystery.