As Faith stands shivering before the gates of the notorious Longhouse, she has to ask herself why she's contemplating work with the man her father describes as the Devil’s Henchman. Everything in her past warns her that this move may be dangerous. But that's the reason she's applied for the job in the first place.
Leigh can't believe he's invited the local village idiot to interview as his Girl Friday. Her ‘homeless’ style of dress hides any attributes she might possess and she has the reputation of a simpleton. But, on the phone, she sounds warm and intelligent. The only real cause for concern is the way his printing assistant, the woman-hating Merv, might react to a woman working for him.
Faith is naïve and inexperienced; Leigh, worldly and promiscuous; Merv, misogynistic and jealous. Put them together, add the spice of sex, the hypocrisy of religious mania and the violence that stems from frustrated passion, and you have a recipe for murder. But: Who will kill? Who will die? And why?
Published: 1 November 2011