Judith Cutler

Dying to Deceive

Sophie Rivers can't wait to settle into married life now that new husband Mike is back from touring Pakistan and Sri Lanka with the England cricket team. So when she's offered a temporary job at his home ground, archiving a collection of memorabilia that has been left to Warwickshire County Cricket Club, she jumps at the chance, envisaging companionable journeys into work and cosy lunches in the Tom Dollery bar. But the reality is a far cry from her romantic dream…

Once news gets out that the bequest contains some priceless objects, Sophie and her colleagues become the victims of a terrifying campaign of intimidation and violence. It seems that someone will stop at nothing to get what they want, and when some of the most valuable items go missing, along with the museum's creator, things start to look very sinister indeed.

Meanwhile, Mike has started to behave increasingly oddly and Sophie is convinced that he is hiding something from her. Surely he can't be having an affair? Or - just as bad - involved in the latest cricket scandal? With her new job becoming increasingly hazardous, Sophie determines to uncover the truth whatever the price she has to pay.



Headline Book Publishing


6 May 2003


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