PAINTING THE DARKNESS


PAINTING THE DARKNESS

ROBERT GODDARD    Book Number: 86905    Product format: Paperback

By the master of intricate period skulduggery here is a superb thriller by the Edgar Award-winner. On a mild autumn afternoon in 1882, young husband and father William Trenchard sits smoking his pipe in the garden of his comfortable family home. When the creak of the garden gate announces the arrival of an unexpected visitor, he is puzzled but not alarmed. He has no inkling of the destruction this man will wreak on all that he holds most dear. The stranger claims he is Sir James Davenall, the man to whom Trenchard's wife had once been engaged, and who was reported to have committed suicide over a decade ago. Davenall's mother and younger brother, who have since inherited the family baronetcy, refuse to recognise this stranger as one their own, and they soon force Trenchard, who fears the loss of his wife's affections and his own sanity, into an uneasy alliance against him. But Trenchard must plumb the depths of his own despair before the dark secrets of the Davenall family can finally and shockingly be revealed. Pulls together famous figures and fictional characters and told through a scattering of letters, this is a story of pride, vanity, arrogance and secrets. Real-life figures include a luckless Bonaparte descendent, and Florence Nightingale. 591pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9780802124357
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