Then a brutal crime is committed, with consequences that threaten to destroy Thomas and all that he has come to hold dear. Despite his efforts, Shield is caught up in a deadly tangle of sex, money, murder, and lies, a tangle that grips him tighter even as he tries to escape from it. And what of the strange American child at the heart of these macabre events? What is the secret of the boy named Edgar Allan Poe?
©2003 Andrew Taylor; (P)2005 HarperCollins UK
"A wonderful book, richly composed and beautifully written, an enthralling read from start to finish." (The Times)
"Jennings reads with such enormous variety that we are consumed by his characterizations." (AudioFile)
Lots of friends have recommended this book and I am a fan of Andrew Taylor's Lydmouth series (unfortunately not on Audible) so I was really looking forward to this listen. Unfortunately I really should have downloaded the unabridged version of this audiobook. I found that the story did not flow easily so it was very difficult to follow. Also I found the narrator really grated on me and the sound quality was very poor.
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