Lynda Chater grew up in Ashford, Middlesex. She is a landscape architect. She used to live and work in London but she has been resident in Guildford for a while now.
Juliet has moved to London, in theory to start a new career, but in practice to join her friend in the hope that one of these days her romantic feelings for him might be reciprocated. Carmen is a successful TV presenter. They might never have met, now they are contemplating the perfect murder.