Author(s): Robert Goddard
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.
A riveting bestseller from one of the UK's biggest thriller writers.
Robert Goddard's elegant prose and intelligence place him in the company of such masters of historical suspense as John Fowles and Daphne du Maurier. "San Francisco Chronicle When it comes to duplicity and intrigue, Goddard is second to none. He is the master of manipulation. "Daily Mail" The suspense mounts to a fine crescendo. A superior example of Goddard's velvet-cloaked menace. "Kirkus Reviews Goddard is a master of the sly double and triple cross. "Seattle Times "Goddard is clever and riveting. Stephen King
Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire. He read History at Cambridge and worked as an educational administrator in Devon before becoming a full-time novelist. He is the author of many bestselling novels, including Into the Blue which won the first WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award and was dramatized for TV in 1997, starring John Thaw.