"Geat gothic with plenty of suspense"
The pace in the village of Bishop St. Leon may be a bit
slower, but the townsfolk have their share of dark secrets
that are not as concealed as the holder would prefer. For
instance, Martin Trent has returned from the continent to
do what he does best physically and mentally abuse his
mother Susan, who in turn tries to hide her fear and
bruises though everyone can see both. Others have their
own nasties to torture their soul.
Into this pleasant mix arrives enigmatic Adam Wilson, who
lifts a few everyday at the pub as he gathers information
about the locals. No one including his flatmate, DI Roger
Morris, suspect that Adam pays full attention to what is
going on around him as he learns much about the townsfolk.
However, soon Adam will have what he needs to accomplish
his arcane quest.
If the reader seeks non-stop action they need to go
elsewhere. However, those fans of slowly simmering
psychological suspense will gain much pleasure from CAUSE
FOR CONCERN. The story line portrays an overall negative
outlook from the villagers, as dysfunctional relationships
seem everywhere. The depressing perspective turns darker
as Adam aided by nature uncovers an interred secret that
will send the unhealthy over the edge. Though deliberate
in development, Margaret Yorke provides a cerebral look at
crime that readers of a more leisurely paced thriller will
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 17, 2002