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Past Caring

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1910: Distinguished MP Edwin Strafford resigns at the pinnacle of his career, removing himself from the public eye. The woman he loves, and for whom he was willing to sacrifice everything, suddenly and coldly rejects him. All the reasons for his fall from grace are shrouded in darkness. Seventy years later, historian Martin Radford is down on his luck when a mysterious benefactor offers him the opportunity of a lifetime: to uncover what exactly happened to Edwin Strafford. But this apparent good fortune swiftly turns into a nightmare. Radford's investigations trigger a violent series of events, which throw him straight into the path of those who believed they had escaped punishment for crimes long past but never paid for...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 46mm | 421.84g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552162957
  • 9780552162951
  • 163,143

About Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire and read History at Cambridge. His first novel, Past Caring, was an instant bestseller. Since then his books have captivated readers worldwide with their edge-of-the-seat pace and their labyrinthine plotting. His first Harry Barnett novel, Into the Blue, was winner of the first WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award and was dramatized for TV, starring John Thaw.show more

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"A complex trail of blackmail and murder. Recommended" * Daily Express * "A hornet's nest of jealousy, blackmail and violence. Engrossing" * Daily Mail * "One of the best novels I've read in a long time... The story is absolutely compelling... I loved every one of its 500 pages" * The Washington Post * "Combines the expert suspense manipulation skills of a Daphne Du Maurier romance with those of a John Le Carre thriller" * The New York Times *show more

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"A hornet's nest of jealousy, blackmail and violence. Engrossing"show more

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1910: Distinguished MP Edwin Strafford resigns at the pinnacle of his career, removing himself from the public eye. The woman he loves, and for whom he was willing to sacrifice everything, suddenly and coldly rejects him. All the reasons for his fall from grace are shrouded in darkness. Seventy years later, historian Martin Radford is down on his luck when a mysterious benefactor offers him the opportunity of a lifetime: to uncover what exactly happened to Edwin Strafford. But this apparent good fortune swiftly turns into a nightmare. Radford's investigations trigger a violent series of events, which throw him straight into the path of those who believed they had escaped punishment for crimes long past but never paid for...show more

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1,599 ratings
3.99 out of 5 stars
5 30% (474)
4 46% (735)
3 20% (319)
2 4% (56)
1 1% (15)
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