Steve Merrifield
Ivory by Steve Merrifield

Martin Roberts has made a successful career from painting, but is finding that his creativity is slipping away - stifled by his family life. That is until he is responsible for running a teenage girl down in his car.
Miraculously the girl survives, but stranger than her lack of injuries is her striking physical appearance; stark white hair and skin, and jet black eyes. Being mute her condition and background remains a mystery, but when a black blind man arrives to collect her from the hospital Martin learns that she is a prostitute and that he is her pimp.
It should have been the last Martin saw of Ivory, but he finds that he is haunted by her look, she has stoked the embers of his creativity and he realizes he must paint her. He seeks her out in London's streets of vice, facing dangers of this world and another, pursuing an obsession that he learns has led to the deaths of countless others before him.


A great read


Overall a great read with solid narration and involving storyline. The development of several characters appears a bit rushed so much so that they are depicted acting and reacting differently even on two successive pages. Also I couldn't find out what became of some of the characters I really cared about. I hoped it could be cleared up in the epilogue; pity!

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I loved it from start to finish

Ivory really drew me in. I felt like I was lurking around the house, or sitting in the car right next to the main character. It took me on a real trip, very intuitive, very intense.

By Christine Stephens