A summons to jury duty leads to psycho-sexual obsession in Rosamond Smith's most harrowing novel to date. Terence Greene, a privileged, upper middle-class man, is irresistibly drawn to the beautiful, slightly seedy, Ava-Rose Renfrew, the plaintiff in an assault case for which he is a juror. Almost against his will, Greene departs his comfortable suburban life — hired into Ava-Rose's world where nothing is as it appears and no one is to be trusted.Greene's transgressions are minor...at first. An "accidental" encounter with Ava-Rose — one he knows should disqualify him as a juror — leads him to use all his eloquence to turn the jury around so that it votes in her favor. Then he puts his fashionable wife and troublesome children out of his mind when he follows Ava-Rose home to her "family" — a bizarre, sinister collection of societal rejects. Soon, however, the Renfrews are draining his bank account as well as his emotions with their endless needs and expenses, and the little white lies he's been telling at home become the least of his problems.
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