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Pan Macmillan, Sep 4, 2008 - Fiction - 448 pages
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For businessman Hugh Wellesley, the violent waking nightmare begins with the sparse report in the morning newspaper. A woman's body recovered from the River Dart in Devon . . . identified as that of Sylvie Mathieson . . . the corpse stabbed and bound . . .

Should he admit that she had once been his lover? Or let others discover the truth for themselves? Sylvie had always been exotic, unconventional, alluring. Now with her death comes an unexpected betrayal - as another truth emerges which will take even Hugh by surprise.

'Nail-biting . . . the sort of suspense-charged book that has your eyes still glued to it at four in the morning . . . a gripping good read' Daily Mail

'Plenty of suspense and a satisfyingly black denouement' The Times

'Clare Francis has serious crime-writing talent' Mail on Sunday

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In this increasingly suspenseful pyschological mystery, Hugh Wellesley's alleged involvement with a murdered woman threatens to destroy his orchestration of a company buyout. The manipulations of a ... Read full review


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In this novel, the British author of Deceit (Audio Reviews, LJ 9/15/94) has created a wonderful whodunit with a plot and subplot that keep the pace moving. Hugh Wellesley, the owner of a prestigious ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Clare Francis is the author of eleven international bestsellers, including Homeland, Deceit and A Death Divided. She has also written three non-fiction books about her voyages across the oceans of the world. She lives in London.

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