‘In my mother’s house there was a framed photo of me playing about on the beach. The innocent little girl dragging her toy spade through the rippled sand, now the woman who killed her lover . . .’
A gripping courtroom thriller, seen through the eyes of the accused.
Clarissa Morland is twenty-seven, attractive, shy – and standing trial for the murder of her ex-lover John Grant.
John was shot at dawn as he answered the door of his isolated farmhouse. But Clarissa has no memory of this. All she can remember is being cut free from the wreckage of her car that same morning, after what looks like a frantic getaway.
As intimate details of her life and relationship are laid bare for the court, even Clarissa finds it hard to believe she is innocent. But murdering the man she loved in cold blood? She’s just not that evil – is she?
Praise for Sleeping Partner:
'A splendid debut in crime fiction.' - Colin Dexter
James Humphreys grew up in Cambridgeshire, in a village on the edge of the Fens with its own fair share of local passions and simmering feuds. He has travelled as a sales rep in Latin America and negotiated environment legislation in Brussels. Now he works at 10 Downing Street and lives in north London with his wife and baby daughter.