Emotions ignite in the baking summer heat&
The Boathouse, in scenic Cumbria, is inherited by Sophie Daynes, who cherishes it for its family associations. Her bore of a husband, in his forties and obsessed by his mistress, covets it for its cash value. Husband, wife and lover, all have their champions - while up in the woods a man lives in a caravan whom gossip maintains is a villain from Manchester forced to lie low. Gossip, greed and passion is exacerbated in high summer when the pleasure steamer churns up more than mud from the lake floor and a terrible package is revealed, changing the lives of all connected with the boathouse.
Gwen Moffat has written six travel books and twenty seven novels. She has been a mountain guide and broadcaster and has travelled extensively in the Alps, the American West and the wild places of Britain. She lives in the Lake District.
One of the crime shelf's defter hands.
Gwen Moffat creates vivid characters and not only manages a fast-moving, well-patterned plot, but also shows an aptitude for brilliant atmospheric set pieces.