This well-deserved republication of Durant's 1992 novel is a murder mystery which goes beyond the obvious.
When Robert's parents are shot dead in their home, it appears that they have disturbed thieves. Frustrated by the slow police investigation, he feels compelled to uncover their identity and discovers a situation which threatens his own sanity.
Durant's cleverly constructed short novel follows Robert through his psychiatric treatment, and readers gradually become aware of the background to his mental state and the events which he has been blocking from consciousness, and is only gradually acknowledging. As we read it emerges that the novel is in fact Robert's own account written as part of his therapy. An exciting, unusual, agonising and thought-provoking book.