A Double Life

A Double Life

eBook - 2018
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"A gripping, intense, stunningly written novel of psychological suspense from the award-winning author of Under the Harrow Claire is a hardworking doctor living a simple, quiet life in London. She is also the daughter of the most notorious murder suspect in the country, though no one knows it. Nearly thirty years ago, while Claire and her infant brother slept upstairs, a brutal crime was committed in her family's townhouse. Her father's car was found abandoned near the English Channel the next morning, with bloodstains on the front seat. Her mother insisted she'd seen him in the house that night, but his powerful, privileged friends maintained his innocence. The first lord accused of murder in more than a century, he has been missing ever since"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Viking,, [2018]
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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wolfman_0
Mar 13, 2019

Story of paranoid gal involved with her father who tried to kill her mother.
Written like fear and loathing in law vegas.

Richard Milbrodt

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KatG1983
Feb 14, 2019

A decent enough mystery/thriller. Nothing ground breaking, but well written and moves at a quick pace - which I appreciate!

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caitlinxmartin
Dec 18, 2018

Loved this one, despite the author not really knowing what to do with the ending. Up until the last 75 pages, one of the best I've read in a long time exploring a world and topic that I hadn't thought about it. Smart writing and believable characters plus a real life mystery to go and learn more about. Definite must-read.

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AnneCarolineDrake
Dec 07, 2018

The book is a fictionalized adaptation of the mystery surrounding the disappearance of John Bingham (Lord Lucan) after he brutally murdered the family's nanny with a lead pipe.

I wish I had read about his story in The Guardian before I started the book. It was a written in a stream of consciousness style from the perspective of the surviving daughter "Claire." She changed her name from Lydia to escape publicity hounds. Claire is obsessed with her father's disappearance.

The net result is a very confusing, disjointed plot which is nearly impossible to follow.

The plot shards ultimately fit together, and the author does a brilliant job of describing how wealthy, white, powerful men escape culpability on a myriad of crimes they often do for sport. At one point the author deems the purpose to be "humiliation" which is probably apt.

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reader7176
Nov 04, 2018

First time author, enjoyed this book. Will be looking for more by this author

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0000442285pa
Sep 21, 2018

Very disappointing book. I didn’t like the writing style.. it was very disjointed and the story was unbelievable. On a scale of 1 to 10.. with 10 being the best.. I would give it a 4. It was like eating a high calorie bad meal and realizing what a waste of calories when you finished.

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