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August 2011 Guest Editor Deborah Lawrenson on Robert Goddard...
Caught in the Light was the first Goddard thriller I read, and I simply couldn’t put it down. As with all of his novels, the tale is compelling, twisty and packed full of historical whimsy that may or may be true. In this one, the origins of photography are the backdrop as a man finds the woman he’s chasing becomes ever more mysterious.
On assignment in Vienna, photographer Ian Jarrett falls passionately in love with the mysterious and beautiful Marian. Back in the UK, Ian resolves to leave his wife for her - only to find Marian has disappeared, and the photographs of their brief time together have been savagely destroyed. Searching desperately for her, Ian comes across a quiet Dorset churchyard. Here he meets a psychotherapist, who is looking for a missing client of hers: a woman who claims she is the reincarnation of Marian Esguard, who may have invented photography ten years before Fox Talbot. But why is Marian Esguard unknown to history? And who and where is the woman Ian Jarrett has sacrificed everything for?
|Publication date:||30th September 2010|
|Publisher:||Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|
Closing date: 01/08/2021
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, ...More About Robert Goddard