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One fateful summer evening, businessman Robin Timariot meets a strikingly beautiful woman while out walking. They exchange only a few words, but those words prove to be unforgettable. A few days later, the newspapers are full of the rape and murder of Lady Louise Paxton - and to his horror, Timariot realises that this was the woman he met just hours before her death.

A man is swiftly charged and convicted of the crime, but a series of bizarre events begin to convince Timariot that all is not what it seems. Against his better judgment, he is soon sucked into the tortuous complexity of the dead woman's life. But the closer Timariot gets to the truth, the more hideous and uncertain it seems to be. And far too late, he realises that anybody who uncovers it is unlikely to live....

©1995 Robert Goddard (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Excellent As Always

I don't know what it is about Robert Goddard novels but they stay with you long after you've finished listening to them. He makes you think you already know what his plots twists and turns will be so you spend countless hours mulling over endless possibilities. And then of course when the final twists are revealed you realise you never could have guessed the outcome! I love his books so much, they are set within a very real place. In fact as I write this I am sitting not 5 miles away from Sapperton and the Daneway Inn. John Telfer's narration is absolutely superb, I actually forgot I was listening to one person. I will definitely be seeking out more books narrated by him in future. Brilliant all round.

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classic Goddard

Really enjoyed this audiobook. I know some people think Goddard's books can be a bit slow but I love the detail and style of storytelling - and if you do too, you'll enjoy this one. Telfer reads it to perfection.

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Thought it would never end

I feel as if this book was about 100 hours long. Great, if convoluted, murder story dragged out to such an extent that the drama was all but lost. Good narration.

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Bit long...

I stuck with it cos I was sewing and seemed like good company - but honestly! This is the second book of Robert Goddard I have listened too and now I realise that they are pretty much the same..
A male lead who makes shocking decisions and the story ambles on for hours as we listen to him regret his decisions only to have a massive twist at the end... enjoyable but had I not been otherwise distracted with the sewing I probably would have felt like ending this myself!!!!
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Great story

Love all his books and this is an excellent tale, twists and turns.
The narrator is wonderful ( how many people pronounce the d in Guildford?)

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Disappointing

I have heard good things about Robert Goddard but this book would not convince me to try more. The idea of the protagonist meeting a woman just before her murder held a lot of promise but the storyt doesn't deliver. The main character has a very tenous link with the victim and her family and so it is not credible how embroiled he becomes in the aftermath of her murder. The story goes on and on in tedious detail with very little development and reveal until the end of the book. The writing style is very good and the narration was very good although the male lead sounds older than the character he was portraying. and I personally prefer female characters to be narrated by females.The accents especially the French were good . I struggled to finish book and would not recommend it although I will give Robert Goddard another chance and hope for better.

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Disappointing

Having read many of Goddard’s books I was looking forward to this one but was a bit disappointed.
I found the ending unsatisfactory and a bit far fetched.
If you have never read any of Goddard’s book don’t start with this one.

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Not for me ...

This was a poor book by Robert’s standards. It rambled on and went round the houses that many times that I was bored with it. Slightly different format to his other books that seem to be set in two time zones, this was all set in the present. Boring and uninspired and unfortunately it’s put me off getting another of his books.

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So many twists!

Goddard at his very best! So many twists& kept me gripped right to the end ! Loved it ❤️

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Well narrated

This was very well narrated, and I usually enjoy Robert Goddard books but the story in this one was rather unreal and convoluted, although I did listen to the end.