During a small and uncomfortable dinner party, Virginia Mintar, wife of a prominent lawyer, disappears, and is found hours later in the garden well of her rustic estate. Inspector Luke Thanet and his partner, Sergeant Mike Lineham, quickly discern that this was no accident. Sadly, it's not the first tragedy to strike this family -- daughter Caroline eloped four years early and was never seen again. Virginia's scandalous behavior had earned her the rage of family, friends, and lovers alike. Who had been finally driven to kill her? As Thanet and Lineham begin to unravel the tangled threads of dark family secrets, bitter hatred and devious intent, not even they are prepared for the final, ghastly discovery in what emerges as the most poignant and disturbing case of their careers.
This Worldwide Library Mystery paperback is in good condition with moderate spine creases, corner wear, a slight forward roll, and a reader's crease.