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The Man Who Disappeared by Clare Morrall
  

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Featured on The TV Book Club on More4 on 4 July 2010.

Felix Kendall disappears one day leaving his wife, Kate, to discover that her mild-mannered, accountant husband has, in fact, been involved in money laundering. Suddenly everything Kate had has gone – her husband, her money, her home. We follow Kate as she learns to adjust to life without Felix, providing for her family and moving on, that is if Felix has really gone forever. An entertaining read.

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Synopsis

The Man Who Disappeared by Clare Morrall

What would you do if, out of the blue, your husband disappeared and you found out he was a suspected criminal? When reliable, respectable Felix Kendall vanishes, his wife Kate is left reeling. As she and their children cope with the shocking impact on their comfortable lives, Kate realises that, if Felix is guilty, she never truly knew the man she loved. But as she faces the possibility that he might not return, she also discovers strengths she never knew she had.

Reviews

'Down at the core, beneath its several layers, THE MAN WHO DISAPPEARED is a well-crafted suspense story...Morrall digs beneath the surface to mine psychological nuggets, some of them gold.'
Rachel Hore, Independent on Sunday

'A wise, intelligent and surprising novel, in which -- as in life -- nothing is simple'
Kate Saunders, The Times

'A highly achieved, engrossing read... Superbly imagined, it reads like documentary truth.'
Tom Adair, Scotsman

'Compelling...In clear, concise prose, Morrall movingly depicts Kate's strength in the face of adversity, and Felix's excoriating regret at the damage done.'
Marie Claire

'An absorbing novel about deception and self-discovery'
Grazia

About the Author

Clare Morrall

Clare Morrall's first novel, Astonishing Splashes of Colour, was published in 2003 and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize that year. She has since published the novels Natural Flights of the Human Mind, The Language of Others, The Man Who Disappeared, which was a TV Book Club Summer Read in 2010, The Roundabout Man and After the Bombing. Born in Exeter, Clare Morrall now lives in Birmingham. She works as a music teacher, and has two daughters.


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Book Info

Publication date

24th June 2010

Author

Clare Morrall

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Publisher

Sceptre an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780340994290

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