The eighteenth Wexford novel published by Hutchinson in 1999
Two young girls disappear and then return home unharmed some days later. Chief Inspector Wexford is concerned about a paedophile who has recently been released back into the community, but he cannot foresee the series of serious crimes waiting to happen.
In the book’s final sentence, Wexford takes his daughter’s hand and tells her:
There’s no harm done. Similarly, in The Tempest, Prospero attempts to reassure his daughter with the following words:
Be collected: No more amazement: tell your piteous heart, there’s no harm done.
Women’s Aid is a national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children in the UK.
Ruth Rendell - A Life in Crime. A profile presented by Harriett Gilbert.
First adapted for TV in 2000.
Contemporary Reads 2
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- Michael Dibdin - Blood Rain
- Val McDermid - A Place of Execution
- J. M. Coetzee - Disgrace
- Sarah Waters - Affinity
- Åke Edwardson - Sun and Shadow