When her keeper/husband is murdered in a botched police raid Evie, unprepared as she is, must flee his Thames-side eyrie and run the gamut of a derelict and brutalised home counties. On the run with Daniels, her husband’s gardener, she discovers that she is a prize well worth killing for. But what makes her so valuable? What makes her so dangerous? And why is her twin David being kept as an exhibit at the Hawking Museum in Cambridge? Written with flair and humanity, The Actuality catches the tenor of a mind similar to but nonetheless very different from our own.