Itâ€™s a steamy, sultry day of a hot Mediterranean summer. Terence, a rich London lawyer, his beautiful wife Cathy, a doctor, and their young daughter Lucy are relaxing on the yacht that is Terenceâ€™s pride and joy.
Suddenly, a storm whips up from nowhere and Terence battles into the night to save the lives of his family. Battered and bruised, they limp into Dubrovnik harbour. Unable to go ashore until daybreak, Cathy tends to her daughterâ€™s injuries when a large motor-cruiser pulls up alongside the yacht. Its wounded skipper, the enigmatic Kurt, comes aboard the familyâ€™s yacht also seeking medical help. As the darkest hours slowly tick by, Terence and Cathy have to listen to Kurtâ€™s disturbing story â€¦
At sunrise, Terence is a changed man, desperate to cling to his wife and daughter, and accordingly willing to change his life â€” a life about which, it transpires, he has been somewhat less than candid.
'The plot is tight and exciting, and the writing has great authority ... I enjoyed reading it enormously' Sara Maitland
'I think it's remarkable ... a genuinely compelling, almost hypnotic story' Richard Holmes
'I was gripped and enthralled' William Boyd
Publication date: 03/04/2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
|Publication date:||3rd April 2006|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing Plc|
|Genres:||Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,|
Yves Bonavero was born and educated in Paris. In his early twenties, Yves moved to London where he spent fourteen years in the City, rising to lead a major financial conglomerate. He left the City at the age of thirty-seven to pursue his interest in languages, literature, philosophy and cinema, going on to found Bonaparte Films. In 1996 Yves went to Oxford to read Philosophy and German as a mature student; he graduated with a First Class degree in 1999. Encouraged by his Oxford literature tutors, he began to write psychological thrillers.More About Yves Bonavero