Greenfield is rising slowly but surely up the Authonomy ranks, based purely on peer recommendation.
The bookcover blurb sets the scene:
Someone is murdered on the outskirts of a Cotswold village during the summer fete. Lives will change forever. Who is the killer?
(This book contains very strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.)
Summer has arrived in a Cotswold village at the edge of the Severn Plain. Madge Lowell is an unassuming person in her early fifties preparing for an exhibition of her watercolours in the local church during the village fete. Her newest work is a departure in style, an exorcism of her creative past. Her acute sense of detail coupled with her changing physical state alters her perception of her ordered life and the lives of those around her.
Her husband, Gerald, is involved with a young girl. Madge suspects nothing at first, but is uneasy about the changes within her and in the changes she notices in Gerald. During the fete, someone is murdered in the woods above the village. When the body is discovered, the village is in turmoil. Gerald goes missing and is involved in a fatal motorway accident.
In the days following the murder, Madge re-evaluates her safe and secure existence and discovers a person within herself of whom she had lost sight.