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Caught in the Light by Robert Goddard
  

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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.

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Synopsis

Caught in the Light by Robert Goddard

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?


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Masterfully intriguing The Times A hypnotic, unputdownable thriller... one can only gasp with admiration at Goddard's ability to hold readers spellbound Daily Mail His best book yet, a sinuous structure of twists and traps leading to an unexpectedly sinister climax Daily Telegraph A clever tale by that master of the puzzle within a puzzle Sunday Telegraph Goddard's ability to pull the wool repeatedly over the reader's eyes remains dazzling The Sunday Times


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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Publication date

30th September 2010

Author

Robert Goddard

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Publisher

Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780552162975

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