’…Vena Cork skilfully builds a sinister feeling of menace’ - Sunday Telegraph Danny Thorn has enrolled at Billings College, Cambridge. After the tragic events of his unsettling past, including the death of this father, Danny was happy to blend in at university. But his involvement in a... show more
’…Vena Cork skilfully builds a sinister feeling of menace’ - Sunday Telegraph
Danny Thorn has enrolled at Billings College, Cambridge.
After the tragic events of his unsettling past, including the death of this father, Danny was happy to blend in at university.
But his involvement in a production of Othello opposite the beguiling Stella sees Danny drawn into the hedonistic lifestyle of university.
On the surface it may seem enviable, but right now Danny can see little to be jealous of.
While Stella doesn’t seem to be interested in him, his ex, Julie, won’t leave him alone.
But as the term progresses, getting a date for the May Ball will be the least of his worries.
A rapist, who’s been preying on female students for months, is still at large, and the Othello cast are not beyond his reach.
A potentially deadly case of the green-eyed monster, jealousy, is about to rear its ugly head, and Danny may just find himself unwittingly caught in the middle.
All too soon Danny finds that May Week, the height of the Cambridge social calendar, spirals into terror, chaos and murder…
Praise for Vena Cork:
‘One of those rare and energetic books you can’t put down yet don’t want to end’ - The Times
‘A compelling, dark-hued psychological thriller that eerily captures some of London’s more sinister undercurrents and sense of menace’ - Guardian
‘In her atmospheric novel Thorn, Vena Cork skilfully builds a sinister feeling of menace surrounding her attractive heroine’ - Sunday Telegraph
‘There’s more to this psychological thriller than meets the eye. Look no further for a real sense of menace’ - Daily Mirror
‘You’ll be gripped as this persuasive thriller races to its grisly conclusion’ - Marie Claire
‘Vena Cork’s perceptions of human nature are spot-on and the suspense is tangible when the small malevolent acts turn into something much more evil and sinister. This is a great start to what is sure to be a string of successful books’ Aberdeen Press & Journal
‘A tense pace combined with a tightly woven narrative makes this a surprisingly compelling debut from novelist Vena Cork’- Buzz
‘This gripping, edgy novel is good, believe me. For a first novel, it is rather better than good. The portrayal of life is awfully well handled and shrewdly characterised…she hooks her reader from the start. Well done, Vena!’ Colin Dexter
Vena Cork is from Lancashire, but has lived in London all her adult life. She attended Homerton College, Cambridge, where she was a member of Cambridge Footlights. She is married to the art critic Richard Cork and lives in North West London. She is also the author of Thorn and The Art of the Dying.
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