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|Victims: A Tale of Betrayal and Revenge
Brief Description: Twenty-eight year old casino worker, Giles Jones, is a disturbed and dangerous man. Having endured a tortured childhood and adolescence on account of his drug-addicted father, who later committed suicide, Giles has a lot of pent up anger. When Giles discovers that he has been defrauded of his inheritance from his late father’s estate, he vows to exact his revenge.
The first to die is Aylmer Jones, one of the trustees of the estate, followed by solicitor, Derek Bradshaw, who is gunned down with his wife in their home. Next Giles targets his stepmother, Coral, and her father, the other estate trustee, who has moved into Giles old family home where Giles is eventually arrested.
Whilst Giles waits in prison to discover his fate, he is visited by his friend, Jessica Wu, another victim of theft and what she has to come to tell him throws him into a whole new agony of mind.
Victims explores what can happen when a man is pushed to the limit and how the past impacts our present. A powerful and, in places, gruesome novel that will leave all crime fans wanting more.
About the Author:
Edmund Romilly was born at Huntington Park, Herefordshire in 1951. When he was ten years old, his mother walked out of the family home and his father moved to America taking Edmund with him.
Upon their return to England, Edmund was placed in a boarding school. His father committed suicide shortly after having remarried, when Edmund had just turned 16. His father died intestate and his second wife subsequently became insane.
Having read Philosophy at University College London, Edmund worked at a number of jobs before being called to the Bar in 1983. Thereafter, he practised in the criminal courts for 24 years before retiring to the Dorset coast with his wife, Deborah, where he now writes full-time.
Edmund is a nephew, by marriage, of Jessica Mitford, the late writer and political activist.