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The Nature Of The Beast

Douglas Petty is a man who enjoys his reputation as an unreconstructed male with a penchant for too much wine and too many women. Inheriting his father's eccentric estate and dog sanctuary quietened him a little, and marriage to Amy a little more. Even so, it seemed out of character for him a sue a tabloid newspaper for libel when it printed a scurrilous story about him. His lawyers told him he had a good chance of winning the case, mainly because Amy's testimony would clearly refute the story. But then Amy is involved in a horrendous train crash and while the authorities assume she died in the resulting fire, there is no body to prove it. And if she wasn't killed why has she disappeared and, with no money and no other family, where is she? In a story of mesmerising suspense, Amy slowly reveals why she cannot return to her beloved home, and why she can never escape from the lies she was told as a child.

Agent: Cara Jones
Territories: Dutch: Arbeiderspers (N/L) English: Alfred A Knopf Canada English: Time Warner Books UK (Little, Brown & Co (UK) Ltd) French: France Loisirs French: GLM (Le Grand Livre du Mois) French: Les Editions Pocket French: Presses de la Cite (France) German: Goldmann Verlag (Germany) German: Verlag Hoffmann und Campe GmbH Portuguese: Editorial Presenca (Portugal)
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