(From the publisher):
Alice Armitage is an elderly, and lonely, widow. An unwelcome guest in the large house she helped pay for, she endures the cold, vicious sniping of her son's ambitious wife, who makes it clear she'd rather Alice was conveniently tucked away in an old people's home.
So when the charming and obliging Terry Brett appears on the scene, Alice is happy to believe she has found herself a new friend who will liven up her solitary existence. For a while that seems to be the case, but Terry is a conman, and when he joins forces with Alice's scheming neighbour, Sue, their greed takes them further than they'd planned...
Original title: The Smooth Face of Evil
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense