'I looked over at her lying on the bed. At the elegant way her spine curved from the dress at her waist down to the divide of her beautiful arse. I decided to kiss her again. You won't bite me now, Helen, I thought. I'm going to kiss you, and you won't bite me again'. Patrick Price-Johnson is on remand for the murder and intimate assault of a woman priest. "The Most Intimate Place" is the story of how he reached that desperate point. It begins as a mundane article for a local rag but when girlfriend Julia gets involved the stakes are raised. Patrick finds himself manipulated into a piece of literary detective work revolving around the theological doctrine of midrash that will uncover a Church of England sex scandal. Or so he thinks. It's a journey that will drag him through fear, hypocrisy and despair to the darker side of love and faith and a sad question: is unrequited love the only love that lasts?
Used availability for Rosemary Furber's The Most Intimate Place
July 2009 : UK Paperback