A DOUBLE LIFE

A DOUBLE LIFE

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Penguin Putnam
"A thrilling page-turner." --Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train

"Impossible to put down." --Suspense Magazine

A gripping, intense, stunningly written novel of psychological suspense from the award-winning author of Under the Harrow


Claire is a hardworking doctor leading 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 brother slept upstairs, a brutal crime was committed in her family's townhouse. The next morning, her father's car was found abandoned near the English Channel, 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.

When the police tell Claire they've found him, her carefully calibrated existence begins to fracture. She doesn't know if she's the daughter of a murderer or a wronged man, but Claire will soon learn how far she'll go to finally find the truth.

Loosely inspired by one of the most notorious unsolved crimes of the 20th century - the Lord Lucan case - A Double Life is at once a riveting page-turner and a moving reflection on women and violence, trauma and memory, and class and privilege.

Baker & Taylor
"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 suspectin 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"--

Baker
& Taylor

A London doctor's carefully calibrated existence is upended by the discovery of the father who has been on the run for decades hiding from a murder charge. By the Edgar Award-winning author of Under the Harrow.
Thirty years after Claire's father was suspected of murder and promptly disappeared, he is found by police, causing Claire's carefully calibrated existence to fracture as she wonders if she's the daughter of a murderer or a wronged man.

Publisher: New York, New York :, Viking,, [2018]
ISBN: 9780735224964
073522496X

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