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Summary

Estranged from his family for most of his adult life, Chris Napier is persuaded to return home for his niece's wedding. At the reception, he is shocked to recognise a dishevelled intruder as his childhood friend Nicky Lanyon, whose presence is a chilling reminder of a murder and subsequent trial that Chris has tried hard to forget.

When Nicky hangs himself, Chris is compelled to revisit the tragic events of 34 years ago and the apparent justice that was served. But as present-day mysteries begin to shadow his footsteps into the past, his search for the truth soon becomes a desperate struggle for his own survival.

©1997 Robert Goddard (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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superb classic Goddard

very clever plot with more twists than you can count absolutely loved it all. much better in every way than that daft trilogy he wrote. great characters that you can love and hate. can't wait to pick up another one.

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More twists than a corkscrew

Fist things first. Brilliant narration. After an initial uncertainty, and mainly because of the narrator, I kept going and became completely absorbed into the story. It turned out to be a really good listen with some lovely bad characters. Would recommend.

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Another good one

Robert Goddard is such a great story writer!!!! They’re all different and you have to keep listening to hear more about his characters till the last word. He chooses really good narrators too with John Telfer Paul Shelley and Michael Kitchen Terrific.

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Actually pretty good!

I enjoyed the plot with its twists and turns and I really liked the characters. John Telfer, as always, is superb!

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Tedious

This is the literary version of being stuck in the dark dank corner of a dull pub with a boring drunk telling you his life story in rambling detail. The story swoops about in time and there are long long long diversions which have no obvious attachment to the story. There are two types of character in the endless army of stereotypes - the first one cackles with delight as they refuse to tell the narrator what they know. The second type tells the narrator every tedious detail about coincidences and evil doing. I lost the plot by chapter three and lost any interest in the multitude of irrelevant characters before that. I only listened to it because I'm in hospital and needed a distraction during the long lonely night as I dozed and woke seventeen million times.

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Really good,

So many twists and turns, a really intense listening experience.

I am definitely a Robert Goddard fan

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Typically Robert Goddard, twist and turns through the book, but little dept to the characters. Good light reading. The performance of the book was very good.

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Not his best

I have read and listened to many Robert Goddard books. This is my least favourite, not sure why but I never felt that involved with the plot. I feel he needs to change his protagonist, Chris Napier is Harry Barnett in all but name.

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Gripping

Wow what a page turner. I finished it in two days because I couldn’t stop. Twists, turns and revelations constantly. Fabulous book.