By Lynda La Plante
The superb new novel from one of many UK's superior crime writers
Late evening on a infamous high-rise property in Hackney and a white van is being pushed inconsistently. the motive force is pulled over by way of the police and questioned.
A girl in the street after a protracted evening's drinking... She by no means makes it home.
A suspect... an arrest... a confession... A case performed and dusted?
Five years previous, a 13-year-old lady disappeared in large sunlight on a hectic road. DCS James Langton headed the research; the case was once by no means closed. It has haunted him ever since.
And now comes one other confession, to this homicide, and to at least one extra along with. Too sturdy to be actual? DCI Anna Travis, pulled into the fray, isn't so certain that they've their guy. Then the suspect alterations his story...
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30 If flesh enslaves or corrupts, the implication is that there is something there to be enslaved and corrupted: some part of the self that is not flesh. 31 The Augustinian formula of an ‘inner’ and ‘outer’ man was widely used throughout the Middle Ages to evoke a sense of the self, fractured and polarised by sin. The outer and inner man,Augustine said, are like Adam and Christ. Where one signifies corruptible, fallen humanity, the other holds the promise of man’s 24 S I G H T A N D E M B O D I M E N T I N T H E M I D D L E AG E S renewal in the ‘image and likeness of God’.
And as the embodiment of the flesh, Eve was united in nature and purpose with the serpent. 15 Not just because we are tempted by sensual pleasures as Eve was tempted by the serpent, but because sensuality is a movement. 17 In fact, in The Trinity the serpent provides Augustine with an image of the fall:‘the slippery movement of falling away [from the good] takes possession of the careless little by little . 19 In other words, because bodily sensations are (for the most part) pleasurable, the sensitive soul is drawn towards the source of those sensations.
22 In this sense, the ‘fall’ of vision describes the slippery—one might say serpentine—descent of the body and soul, from their original condition of complementarity to their present state of fleshly discord. The fleshly eye, then, is the eye held in thrall by earthly delights, and moved by sensual desires.