VANISH IN AN INSTANT
Margaret Millar Loot.co.za (R168) PUSHKIN VERTIGO
IT doesn’t get more noir than this. Margaret Millar touches the depths of despair camouflaged by America’s affluent society.
It’s the Midwest of the Fifties. Eric Meecham, a small-town lawyer, is hired to lift an insufferably arrogant rich girl from the clutches of the police. That she is suspected of having murdered her lover does nothing to dispel her sense of entitlement.
Meecham lands a confession from a pathetic loner. Caught up in lies and deception, Meecham’s only protection is a lively wit and a sharp instinct for the truth. |