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Borrowed Timeby Robert Goddard
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It is a golden evening of high summer.Walking a ridge on the Welsh Borders, Robin Timariot meets by chance an elegant middle-aged woman who seems strangely out of place.They exchange only a few words, but those words prove to be unforgettable.A few days later Timariot learns from the newpapers that, just hours after their meeting, the woman was raped and murdered.
A man is swiftly charged and convicted of the crime, but a string of inexplicable events begins to convince Timariot that all is not what it seems.Fascinated by the dead woman's memory, he is sucked into the complex motives and tortured relationships of her family and friends, searching against his better judgemnt for the secret of what really happened the day she died.
The closer he gets to the truth, the more hideous and uncertain it seems to be.And far too late he realizes that anybody who uncovers it is unlikely to be allowed to live.
From the Paperback edition.
After meeting Louise Paxton, a lovely young woman, just hours before she is found raped and murdered, Robin Timariot becomes obsessed with the dead woman and insinuates himself into the life of her family, embarking on his own quest to uncover the truth about her death. Reprint. 22,500 first printing.
ROBERT GODDARD graduated from Cambridge University and worked as an educational administrator before becoming a full-time novelist. The author of sixteen bestselling novels, including Sight Unseen, Play to the End, In Pale Battalions, and Hand in Glove, which will be forthcoming from Delta, Goddard lives in England, where he is at work on his next novel.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
Robert Goddard’s first novel Past Caring was an instant bestseller. Since then his books have captivated readers worldwide with their edge-of-the-seat pace and labyrinthine plots.
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