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Found Wanting by Robert Goddard

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This is Goddard back in the area I prefer him in, the contemporary thriller with strong historical undertones. Here the mystery revolves around the authenticity of Anastasia and her possible survival. If that were so then were there descendants? Full of twists and turns, intrigue and suspense, we are taken on a fast-paced ride of duplicity. Great stuff.

Comparison: Susanna Kearsley, Charles Todd, Robert Ryan.

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Found Wanting by Robert Goddard

The car jolts to a halt at the pavement's edge, the driver waving through the windscreen to attract Richard's attention. He starts with astonishment. The driver is Gemma, his ex-wife. He has not seen or spoken to her for several years. They have, she memorably assured him the last time they met, nothing to say to each other. But something has changed her mind - something urgent...Immediately Richard is catapulted into a breathless race against time that takes him from London, across northern Europe and into the heart of a mystery that reaches back into history - the fate of Anastasia, youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last of the Romanovs. From that moment, Richard's life will be changed for ever in ways he could never have imagined.

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Sure to have the reader unable to leave the armchair until every page has been turned. A fantastically engaging read * Waterstones Books Quarterly * Goddard writes and plots with accurate, correct precision; you feel he knows every setting and was witness to every scene * Literary Review * Fast-paced and full of twists, it's an involving page-turner * Choice * Robert Goddard is the master of mystery, and in his latest novel he proves just how good he is at getting a reader hooked... This is Goddard at his best and will keep his legions of fans happy and eager for more * Peterborough Evening Telegraph * This is pulse-racing stuff, delivered with all the panache that we have come to expect from Goddard * Good Book Guide *

About the Author

Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard was our Guest Editor in March 2011 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing.

Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire. He read History at Cambridge and worked as an educational administrator in Devon before becoming a full-time novelist. His bestselling novels are: Past Caring, In Pale Battalions, Painting the Darkness, Into the Blue (winner of the first WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award and dramatized for TV in 1997, starring John Thaw), Take No Farewell, Hand in Glove, Closed Circle, Borrowed Time, Out of the Sun (a sequel to Into the Blue), Beyond Recall, Caught in the Light, Set in Stone, Sea Change, Dying to Tell, Days Without Number and Play to the End, Sight Unseen, Name to a Face, Found Wanting, Long Time Coming and Blood Count.

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25th September 2009


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Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd


480 pages


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