This book is The Echo by Minette Walters
SYNOPSIS: 'It was the smell that Mrs Powell noticed first. Slightly sweet. Slightly unpleasant... It shocked her badly to find a dead man in the corner, his head slumped on his knees.'
Who was Billy Blake, other than a homeless alcoholic who wandered the streets? Why was he found dead from starvation in one of the richest areas of one of the richest capitals in the world? And why did he die in the garage of wealthy architect Amanda Powell, without once calling for her help?
Having thwarted press interest at the time, six months on from the bizarre tragedy Amanda is suddenly eager to talk to journalist Michael Deacon. She seems to have developed a strange obsession with her dead visitor, and Deacon's curiosity - both about her and her motives in trying to establish Billy's true identity - is intense.
But Deacon's interest in Billy Blake has more to do with forgotten echoes in his own life than in the moralistic stance taken by Amanda Powell - a woman whose wealth can only be explained if her husband is dead...
This book was published by : JOVE - from The Berkeley Publishing Group (April, 1998). It is the paperback edition. I am not a professional book grader but I would consider this book to be in VERY GOOD condition. This book was bought used and has been carefully read. The edges are slightly bumped and the corners are slightly curled. There are several creases on the spine. There is a tape mark on the front cover. The pages are crisp, clean and complete. This book comes from a non-smoking environment and has been stored in an archival box. It will be bagged and wrapped in cardboard when shipped.
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