The Good Wife's Castle

The Good Wife's Castle

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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. 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 30.48mm | 322.05g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552775533
  • 9780552775533
  • 2,091,305

About Roland Vernon

Born in 1961, Roland Vernon lives and writes in Somerset, where he also runs his own marquee company. After graduating from Cambridge, he trained as an operatic tenor and for a short time pursued a career in music before opting for a more settled country life. He is married with three sons. His previous books include a biography of the philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti and two other acclaimed novels, the award-winning A Dark Enchantment and The Maestro's Voice.show more

Review quote

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

Back cover copy

In a quiet English village, the suicide of a seemingly happy family man is about to trigger a chain of shocking revelations. Two men who have never met before become joint witnesses of a domestic tragedy. There is one aspect of what they see that fateful morning which they feel compelled to keep secret. It is a decision that will have terrible repercussions. For one, it will threaten everything they hold dear; for the other, it will feed an increasingly twisted obsession. In this dark and disturbing thriller, a master storyteller explores the extremes of evil and goodness that can shelter beneath the ordinary to reveal the skull beneath our skin...show more

Review Text

"Contemporary, sinister obsession, dark psychological stuff which I am thoroughly enjoying... he is a talent well worth watching"show more

Rating details

24 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 12% (3)
4 33% (8)
3 46% (11)
2 8% (2)
1 0% (0)
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