The Execution: A Novel

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Flamingo, 2001 - 224 pages
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'Unnervingly cool prose...an entertainingly urbane thriller [whose] suspense lies not in the whodunit, but in watching a perfect life unravel.' Daily Telegraph

Matthew Bourne suspects his partner, Marianne, of having an affair - though he has just embarked on one himself. Then one day a colleague's wife dies in tragic circumstances, and Matthew is called to identify the body. Only much later does he realise that this incident has seeped into his life like a slow poison...A riveting narrative of mystery and menace, 'The Execution' is a stunningly accomplished novel.

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User Review  - icolford - LibraryThing

I read Hugo Wilcken's The Execution perhaps ten years ago, most likely on the basis of a review, and I remember being transfixed by the concise writing and clean, tight structure of this suspenseful ... Read full review

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User Review  - CBJames - LibraryThing

If I tell you anything about The Execution I risk giving something away. Even saying that may have spoiled the book. Should you read the book after reading this you're going to be expecting something ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Hugo Wilcken is in his thirties and British-Australian. He lives in Paris, where he has worked as a writer since 1990.

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