The seventh Simon Serrailler crime novel.
How do you find a killer who doesn�t exist?
Duchess of Cornwall Close: sheltered accommodation, a mix of bungalows and flats, newly built and not quite finished. Despite the bitterly cold weather, elderly residents are moving in. They don�t notice the figure in the shadows. Someone who doesn't mind the cold.
Then, one snowy night, an old lady is murdered � dragged from her bed and strangled with a length of flex.
DCS Simon Serrailler and his team are aware of bizarre circumstances surrounding her death � but they keep some of these details secret, while they desperately search for a match. All they know is that the killer will strike again, and will once more leave the same tell-tale signature.
The break comes when Simon�s former sergeant, the ever cheerful Nathan Coates, tracks down a name: Alan Keyes. But Alan Keyes has no birth certificate, no address, no job,no family, no passport, no dental records. Nothing. Alan Keyes does not exist.
A Question of Identity introduces a new and chilling element into the Simon Serrailler series: it takes the reader inside the mind of a deranged killer. This is Susan Hill�s most thrillingly imagined crime novel to date.