The critics have been saying it for years: the skill with which Frances Fyfield builds suspense, and the intelligence of her writing have led to a reputation as the best crime writer at work today. Blind Date is her break-out book - a multi-layered, richly characterized novel, written on a broad canvas alive with menace and tension. How do you make people love you? Emma Davey, who loved gem stones and life, found it easy. Everyone loved her, until someone put a bag over her head and beat her to death. For others, the quest for love is harder. Elisabeth, Emma's sister and a disgraced ex-police officer, considers herself beyond love. Then she herself is the victim of a senseless attack and seeks refuge in her own eccentric home - a disused London belltower. But the safest places are not sacrosanct and Elisabeth must face a terror which is far greater than loneliness.