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Summary

A Question of Trust is vintage Penny Vincenzi: rich with characters, life-changing decisions, glamour, love, desire and conflict.

London, 1950s. Tom Knelston is charismatic, working class and driven by ambition, ideals and passion. He is a man to watch. His wife, Alice, shares his vision. It seems they are the perfect match.

Then, out of the blue, Tom meets beautiful and unhappily married Diana Southcott, a fashion model. An exciting but dangerous affair is inevitable and potentially damaging to their careers. And when a child becomes ill, Tom is forced to make decisions about his principles, his reputation, his marriage and, most of all, his love for his child.

©2017 Penny Vincenzi (P)2017 Headline Publishing Group Limited

Critic reviews

"There are few things better in life than...the latest novel by Penny Vincenzi." ( Daily Express)

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Vincenzi at her best

Sandra Duncan is one of my favourite readers, and she certainly does this book justice. Excellent story, and very up to date although it is "vintage". Characters, as usual, are well defined, and there are some interesting twists in the story. I could not wait to finish it, then to re-listen. Vincenzi really is an excellent authoress, keep them coming please.
The story is interesting about the NHS and the waiting and why private medicine is so important. Simply love this story.

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Fabulous!

Love all the characters, didn't want it to end. Liked narrator, excellent book - kept me going on many dog walks. Thank you.

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Wonderful

This is Vincenzi at her best. Characters to care about and engrossing story. She weaves an interesting social history into the story. Loved this book.

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Fantastic narration and great story

Long book but delightfully so. Sorry to be finished. Great characterisation and really incredible narration

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enjoyable

Brilliantly written and thoroughly enjoyable, it covers political and social history combined with love and romance.

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loved every minute of it and didn't want it to end

fabulous , takes you on a lovely journey with lots of twists and turns to the end

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Gripping story

A wonderful book I didn't want it to end. A marvellous swan song for Penny Vincenzi .

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Insipid

What would have made A Question of Trust better?

Insipid story line with unlikable characters.

Has A Question of Trust put you off other books in this genre?

No

Did Sandra Duncan do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

She did

What character would you cut from A Question of Trust?

They all seemed to be selfish and rather cruel.

Any additional comments?

A likeable character would have lifted this book up one star.

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Annoying synopsis

I enjoyed this but was spoilt in part by the synopsis which completely unnecessarily gave away the storyline of the second part of the book so I spent the first 6 hours knowing what was to come. Very irritating but a good book overall.

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Gripping and so enjoyable

I so enjoyed the characters beautifully painted in words - I could picture them clearly. The story woven amongst these characters was gripping. I was interested and appalled at the attitudes of the time towards women and gay men and it seems incredible how these attitudes - in the main - have changed. It will become a film I have no doubt. I was moved to tears by the ending and really want a sequel to find out how everyone gets on. Thank you Penny for another fantastic book!

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Brilliant as Ever

So delighted that this book was unabridged. I cherished every moment of the
wonderful narration, Sandra Duncan's tonal vartiation and timing are a joy to listen to.
Penny Vincenzi's story is as brilliant as ever!

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Not for me

I purchased this book as I do every Penny Vincenzi. I have tried and tried to get into it but just can't.

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