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Tristram Abberley was an acclaimed English poet of the 1930s whose legendary reputation was sealed when he died fighting for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War. Nearly 50 years later, his sister Beatrix is brutally murdered in her seaside cottage.

Her family are stunned by the crime - especially Beatrix's niece, Charlotte Ladram. But Charlotte has little time to mourn her aunt as 50 years of secrets begin to unravel. Beatrix is the victim of a dark conspiracy, one that her loved ones are powerless to defeat.

A harrowing quest for answers begins, one that uncovers a shocking tale of wartime greed and treachery and a vendetta seemingly without end.....

©1992 Robert Goddard (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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  • Mark F.
  • 04-10-18

Great Earlier Work From Robert Goddard

Typical Robert Goddard, having read this years ago, it was great to listen to to it in audio format. A gripping yarn with the main character and ultimately, hero, the somewhat downtrodden accountant seeking to prove his brothers innocence and becoming embroiled in a life changing adventure, with plenty of twists and turns on the way.

The narrator is so suited to Goddard's style, I hope he gets to do the set. I have listened to samples of other narrators but John Telfer really seems to capture the essence of Goddard. 10/10 for his performance.

If you enjoy this, try Borrowed Time.

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  • Steve P
  • 09-12-20

Excellent story beautifully narrated.

A thoroughly enjoyable story that keeps the interest flowing. All credit to the excellent narrator too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-21-18

Sandy jones

Absolutely brilliant. Beautifully narrated intriguing storyline didn’t guess the punch line. Thank you Robert Goddard for many rapt hours of listening.

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  • S.Fellows
  • 08-31-20

Goddard at his best

I have read / listened to a few of Robert Goddard books and this one did not disappoint. He has a knack of drawing the reader in with plenty of twists and turns along the way.

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  • peterstod
  • 07-14-20

complicated stiry

Good performance explained a complicated story set over many decades. well written and interesting story.

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  • Neil Y
  • 06-11-18

Good Story

Robert Goddard always writes good stories with lots of twist and turns. Maybe I'm bad at plots, but I actually got the main culprit wrong, but the part of the plot involving a piece of furniture was very predictable. Always enjoy his books, this was not his best, but enjoyable and engaging.

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  • mandy broom
  • 04-17-20

Fantastic

I love Robert Goddard this book is one of his best
It keeps you in suspense with twists and turns
The detail is so in-depth and a bit of romance perfect !
Narrator excellent 5stars for him

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  • MR JOHN SENDALL
  • 04-09-20

Convoluted

As usual, Goddard's plot was overly convoluted. Nevertheless, he keeps the pages turning with his brilliant scene setting and use of language.

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  • Fiona Keates
  • 08-26-18

went on too long

it should have finished after book one. plot then became a little unbelievable with a very weak ending.

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  • Dennis O'Bell
  • 04-18-21

What’s in a name?

An entertaining story as always, lots of twists and turns as you would expect but the narrator let this down, his pronunciation of Charlotte is just plain daft Char Lott I found it distracting and annoying.

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