Suspected of murdering the crippled widow for whom she worked as a housekeeper and companion, Dolores Claiborne has a story to tell. But it isn`t the one the police are expecting to hear. It`s a little darker, a little stranger - and a lot more horrifying.
'A svelte and compelling masterpiece ... It is not just a powerful book, it is a beautiful book ... Only a novelist of the very first rank could combine comedy and tragedy so judiciously ... It is an exciting change of gear and a very fine book has resulted.'
'... the climax of Dolores's confession ... is one of his most accomplished and macabre set-pieces, a homicidal-rhapsody-in-bluechh ... Its message touches a nerve that has been raw since man first walked on two legs.'
The Sunday Times
'An incredibly gifted writer, whose writing, like Truman Capote's, is so fluid that you often forget that you're reading.'