The Times' referred to this work as a superior psychothriller and it certainly lives up to the epithet. The central character is Mick Harvey, who has just been released after a spell in prison. He enjoys frightening people – it is his way of gaining a thrill. One day he encounters Laura and Marion, who subsequently report him for dangerous driving. Thereafter, Mick has one thought only on his mind – how to exact revenge. With what might seem a simple plot at first glance, Margaret Yorke manages to keep the reader on tenterhooks right up to the fitting conclusion.