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The Good Wife's Castle by Roland Vernon

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The Good Wife's Castle is a tense thriller that explores a clash of human evil and goodness, of despair, murderous obsession and twisted spirituality, all of which co-exist beneath the veneer of seemingly respectable people in a quiet rural community.

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The Good Wife's Castle by Roland Vernon

The unexpected suicide of an apparently happy family man; a woman held captive for three years in a forgotten underground bunker; a middle aged clergyman at a crisis point in his life, drawn into an uncomfortable relationship with a teenaged girl. Against the backcloth of these interwoven tales comes the story of two very different men who meet accidentally and are dramatically thrown together. Piet Steyn and Granville St Clair happen both to be out walking at dawn on a country lane when they unintentionally become joint witnesses of a domestic tragedy. There is one aspect of what they see that morning which they feel compelled to keep secret - a decision that will later have appalling repercussions for them both. As the layers of their private lives begin to peel away, they find themselves unwillingly bound together in a conspiracy with deadly consequences.

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Contemporary, sinister obsession, dark psychological stuff which I am thoroughly enjoying... he is a talent well worth watching -- Sarah Broadhurst * BOOKSELLER *

About the Author

Roland Vernon was born in 1961 and educated at Eton, King’s College Cambridge, and the Royal College of Music. Between the ages of 16 and 28 he spent about four months of every year in Greece, developing a close affinity with the country, its people and history. After a brief career as a professional singer, he settled in the countryside, dividing his time between writing and managing his own small rural business. He is author of several biographical books on music, and, most recently, Star in the East, a biography of the philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti. He lives in Somerset with his wife and three sons, and still visits Greece as regularly as his commitments allow. His first novel, A Dark Enchantment, won the inaugural Daily Mail First Novel Award.

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26th April 2012


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Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd


464 pages


Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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