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By Minette Walters

While Lieutenant Charles Acland is flown domestic from Iraq with critical head accidents, he faces not just everlasting disfigurement but additionally an obvious switch to his character. Crippled through migraines, he turns into more and more remoted and withdrawn and starts off to demonstrate sporadic bouts of aggression ...particularly opposed to girls ...Rejecting scientific suggestion, Acland discharges himself from health center and cuts all ties along with his former existence and strikes to London. by myself and unmonitored, he sinks right into a deepest global of guilt and paranoia ...until a client annoys him in a Bermondsey pub. He draws the eye of police who're investigating 3 murders within the quarter that seem to were encouraged via severe rage. lower than suspicion, Acland is pressured to confront the genuine matters at the back of his isolation. How a lot keep watch over does he have over the darkish aspect of his character? Do his migraines give a contribution to his rages? Has he regularly been the duplicitous chameleon that his ex-fianc e claims? And why if he hates girls does he glance to a girl for aid? Walters writes murky mental thrillers ...a global clear of cucumber sandwiches and discreet our bodies

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She snapped. ’ She tried to reach her bag with her free hand and he jerked her away from it. ’ she hissed. ’ ‘Better and better. ’ He applied more pressure to her palm. ’ She relaxed suddenly. ’ He could smell the shampoo on her hair. ’ ‘It’s the truth, Charlie. He thought it would help you if we 53 {Page:53} MINETTE WALTERS could talk through what happened. ’ Unresolved issues . . Would Willis use a term like that? Acland stared at Jen for a moment, then manoeuvred her backwards towards the door.

His parents as ‘loving and dependable’, a ‘nice person with numerous friends’. Both suggest a confident extrovert personality who conformed well to the conventions of the middle class. ] . . I’m struck by Charles’s intelligence, which appears to be well above average. He is alert and observant – viz. his ability to reattach his own drips correctly – and has learned to 32 {Page:32} T H E C HAMEL EON’S S HADOW compensate for his blind side in record speed. He’s also highly motivated and has developed his own fitness regime since being allowed out of bed.

Women have soft hearts. ’ ‘There’s nothing for her to forgive – she’s the one who did the ditching – and there’s not much to forget either. ’ Willis avoided the question. ‘Merely doing my research. ’ Acland walked to his bedside cabinet and pulled open a drawer to remove a pile of unopened envelopes with his name and address written in the same handwriting. ‘All yours,’ he said, scattering the pile across the bed before returning to the window. ’ 39 {Page:39} MINETTE WALTERS ‘There’d be no point.

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