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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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very satisfying tale

as usual, Robert Goddard has a well thought out plot with some interesting twists although I did manage to partly solve the mystery before the end. Nevertheless this is a really good listen .

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Disappointing

Old fashioned must have originally been written in the 70s big errors as well for period I felt but had to listen to ending

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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.