Haigh’s crime writing spree began in the 1980s with the publication of the first of his five Paul Lomax novels. Sister Slaughter is his sixth Samantha Quest story.
Sister Slaughter by Raymond Haigh
A frightened child hides amongst the trees surrounding her home. Her mother, brother and sister have been taken away, her stepfather is bedridden, and she is too scared to go into the house to comfort him.
Armed guards appear at the gates. Nurses and doctors come and go. Men creep through the trees and take photographs of the house and its visitors.
A woman with a big black gun arrives and life becomes dangerous and exciting instead of lonely and boring. Samantha Quest has been sent to protect the girl’s stepfather and discover his secrets, sent to protect the things in the rooms with the bricked-up windows.
Quest tries to find the girl’s mother and siblings while men attempt to murder her stepfather. In a final terrifying confrontation, the child’s life hangs in the balance. Can Quest snatch them all from the jaws of death?