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Fault Line by Robert Goddard

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One of my favourite authors with one of his best. This man knows how to keep you guessing and then twist you round once you were sure you knew where you were going, but then suddenly you don't. He'll turn a twist on a twist. I love him. Here, in first person narrative, we have a forty year old mystery, a high body-count, a contemporary setting with flashbacks and an ordinary man charged with writing the history of his employer's china clay company. This is Goddard's 23rd novel so you've lots of reading to do if you are new to him. May I recommend you start with his first, Past Caring.

If you like Robert Goddard you might also like to read books by Susanna Kearsley, Dennis Lehane and Robert Ryan.

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Fault Line by Robert Goddard

A search for missing documents in an international mining company becomes a voyage into dangerous waters. A dead friend, a lost lover and a clutch of mysteries from Jonathan Kellaway's youth in Cornwall and Italy in the late 1960s come back to haunt him when he is tasked with discovering why there is a gaping hole in his employer's records - and to tempt him with the hope that he may at last learn the truth about the tragedies of those years. It is a truth that has claimed several victims before. If he pursues it hard and long enough, he may only add himself to the list. But pursue it he will. Because the truth, he comes to realize, is the secret that has consumed his life. This time he will not stop ...until he has found it.

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The classic Goddard epic of romance, double dealing and tragedy wrapped up in an old family quilt stained with blood and hidden under the stairs...Irresistible. * The Times * Get your hands on this gripping thriller set in stunning Cornwall. If you like plenty of twists in the tale and sensational plot lines, then you're probably already a fan of Robert Goddard. Fault Line doesn't disappoint. Settings and characters are a joy. * Daily Express * An intriguing tale of love, loyalty and betrayal...Robert Goddard remains the master of this particular territory. * Northampton Chronicle * A dangerous trawl through memories, mysteries and dirty dealing. A compelling read. * Choice Magazine *

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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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30th August 2012


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Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd


512 pages


Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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