Počet strán: 544 Väzba: mäkká, brožovaná EAN: 9780552159784 Jazyk: anglický ISBN: 978-0-552-15978-4 Dátum vydania: 1. januára 2010 Rok vydania originálu: 2009 Vydavateľstvo:Corgi Books Orig. vydavateľstvo: Bantam Press Rozmery: 3,4 cm x 11 cm x 17,7 cm
How did it all begin? I suppose it would be the day I rescued a new-born baby from a poisonous snake, heard the news of my mother s death and encountered my first ghost. .. Veterinary surgeon Clara Benning is young and intelligent, but practically a recluse. Disfigured by a childhood accident, she lives alone and shies away from human contact wherever possible. But when a man dies following a supposed snake bite, the victim s post mortem shows a higher concentration of venom than could ever be found in a single snake. Assisted by her softly spoken neighbour and an eccentric reptile expert, Clara unravels sinister links to a barbaric ancient ritual, an abandoned house and a 50-year-old tragedy that left the survivors fiercely secretive. Then the village s inventive attacker strikes again, and Clara s own solitary existence is brutally invaded. For someone the truth must remain buried in the past . . . even if they have to kill to keep it there.