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The Devil's Feather

by Minette Walters

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The Devil's Feather by Minette Walters
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2006
    368 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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In 2002, five women are discovered barbarously murdered in Sierra Leone. Reuters Africa correspondent Connie Burns suspects a British mercenary: a man who seems to turn up in every war-torn corner of Africa, whose reputation for violence and brutality is well-founded and widely known. Connie’s suspicions that he’s using the chaos of war to act out sadistic, misogynistic fantasies fall on deaf ears—but she’s determined to expose him and his secret. The consequences are devastating.

Connie encounters the man again in Baghdad, but almost immediately she’s taken hostage. Released after three desperate days, terrified and traumatized by the experience—fearing that she will never again be the person she once was—Connie retreats to England. She is bent on protecting herself by withholding information about her abduction. But secluded in a remote rented house—where the jealously guarded history of her landlady’s family seems to mirror her own fears—she knows that it is only a matter of time before her nightmares become real . . . .

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"Starred review. Walters delivers an intense, engrossingly structured tour de force about survival and "the secret of freedom, courage." - Publishers Weekly.

"Although the gothic overlay seems a bit artificial, Walters really knows how to write convincing, ever-escalating psychological suspense. " - Booklist.

"Genteel and horrifying as ever, with a particularly unsparing examination of the rage of traumatized victims." - Kirkus Reviews.

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Minette Walters Author Biography

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Minette Walters is an internationally bestselling author with more than 25 million copies of her books sold worldwide. She is the author of twelve novels, winning the CWA John Creasey Award for The Ice House, the Edgar Allan Poe Award for The Sculptress and two CWA Gold Daggers for The Scold's Bridle and Fox Evil. She lives in Dorset with her husband. After a break of 10 years, she is bursting on to the literary scene with her first stunning historical novel, The Last Hours.

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