About the novel, which opens with a quote from the Skeptic’s Dictionary by Robert Todd Carroll:
‘Shotgunning is…a trick used by pseudo-psychics and false
mediums. To convince one’s mark that one is truly in touch
with the other world, one provides a large quantity of
information, some of which is bound to seem appropriate.’
A popular young actor drowns in his own swimming pool, and while the reader is in no doubt that his wife is responsible, the authorities are satisfied that it was an accident. So it looks like she’s going to get away with it.
Timothy Court is the actor’s name, and for the moment we concentrate on the effect his death has on his family and friends. Most of them are celebrities themselves, and over the next few days we eavesdrop on their thoughts and conversations about Tim’s life and the part each of them played in it.
But they’ve all got careers of their own to consider – reputations to protect, past mistakes to cover up – so the question arises as to whether any of them can be trusted to tell the true story.
A couple of days before the funeral Tim’s wife, Heather, is standing at her bedroom window, contemplating how she’s going to get through the next forty-eight hours without giving herself away, when she sees a stranger looking up at her from the lane below. For reasons which become apparent later, he’s dressed very distinctively, like a character out of an old Western movie, but it’s not that that bothers her. It’s the look on his face, which is knowing and challenging, as if to say he’s aware of what she’s done. Or maybe it’s just her conscience playing tricks on her.
At this stage the reader is not sure either, but when unfortunate things start happening to other people who have wronged Tim – an accident, a suicide, an unexplained illness – we begin to wonder if the stranger in the lane might be responsible for more than just intimidating Heather. The challenge is to decide.
Add to the mix a suggestion of paranormal activity, the return from exile of a 70-year old screen idol determined to claim the woman he’s loved all his life, and the coming of age of a promiscuous gay newcomer, and that’s about it.
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