The Judgement of Strangers
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It is 1970. David Byfield, a widowed parish priest with a dark past and a darker future, brings home a new wife to Roth. Throughout the summer, the consequences of the marriage reverberate through a village now submerged in a sprawling London suburb.

Blinded by lust, Byfield is oblivious to the dangers that lie all about him: the menopausal churchwarden with a hopeless passion for her priest; his beautiful, neglected teenage daughter Rosemary; and the sinister presence of Frances Youlgreave - poet, opium addict and suicide - whose power stretches beyond the grave.

Soon the murders and blasphemies begin. But does the responsibility lie in the present or the past? And can Byfield, a prisoner of his own passion, break through to the truth before the final tragedy destroys what he most cherishes?
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Product details

  • 122 x 132mm | 68g
  • Bolinda/Audible audio
  • Australia
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1489093273
  • 9781489093271

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'An intelligent, exciting psychological drama ... A powerful feeling of something nasty just around the corner prevails.' -- The Daily Mail 'This author knows precisely how to wield suspense.' -- The Independent 'Taylor is a major thriller talent.' -- Time Out
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About Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor (b. 1951) is a British author of mysteries. Born in East Anglia, he attended university at Cambridge before getting an MA in library sciences from University College London. His first novel, Caroline Miniscule (1982), a modern-day treasure hunt starring history student William Dougal, began an eight-book series and won Taylor wide critical acclaim. He has written several other thriller series, most notably the eight Lydmouthbooks, which begin with An Air That Kills (1994).

His other novels include The Office of the Dead (2000) and The American Boy (2003), both of which won the Crime Writers' Association of Britain's Ellis Peters Historical Dagger award, making Taylor the only author to receive the prize twice. His Roth trilogy, which has been published in omnibus form as Requiem for an Angel (2002), was adapted by the UK's ITV for its television show Fallen Angel. Taylor's most recent novel is the historical thriller The Scent of Death (2013). Ric Jerrom is an actor, writer and highly established audiobook narrator. He is a leading performer and director with the UK comedy theatre ensemble, Natural Theatre Company. He has narrated a number of titles from big-name authors including Ruth Rendell, Patrick O'Brian and Barbara Taylor Bradford. Audible is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming on the Internet.
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