absorbing tale of betrayal and redemption,
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This review is from: Take No Farewell (Paperback)
Although billed as a thriller / mystery, this novel is much more than that. The highly convoluted (but generally credible) plot is, in the end, just a hook to hang a powerful tale of betrayal and redemption on. Through a tale of murder most foul within a twisted family of crooked industrialists at the turn of the century and beyond, Goddard explores the way a weak man's life-changing decision can seem to poison everything that happens to him afterwards, until finally a chance to redeem himself comes along. The story works on many levels, is thought-provoking and believable, and the writing often elegaic. Difficult to fault.