Laura Marsh, an art teacher and single mother, is horrified when a visiting friend-a Zimbabwean refugee and an artist-finds a corpse in the plantations near her home.
When the friend, Daniel, is arrested for the murder, Laura assumes he has been pegged due to his being a foreigner.
However, a connection between Daniel and the dead man emerges, and the situation becomes even more complicated as some politically well-connected people are lurking in the background of the case.
Resenting the police's unwillingness to look beyond Daniel for a suspect, Laura puts her own life at risk.
The story of a woman trying to move on following her divorce, this crime novel also touches upon the issues of xenophobia and racism in South Africa.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 260 pages
- Publisher: Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/09/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781431405046