Laura would never have gone to Venice had she known Sebastian would be there: despite his animal magnetism, the director of the film for which she's been nominated best supporting actress - and her former lover - has an aura of darkness and death around him. And people do die around Sebastian - deaths for which he always has a motive. So when Laura rejects Sebastian for Domenico, she is putting herself into mortal danger.

Deep and Silent Waters 1999, Coronet Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780340712832

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Mass-market paperback

Deep and Silent Waters 1998, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780340712825