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Sight Unseen by Robert Goddard

Sight Unseen - Robert Goddard

bookshelves: winter-20122013, mystery-thriller, published-2005, britain-england, somerset, wiltshire, prague

Read from December 13 to 31, 2012

Sight Unseen (2005). CD. [11 Hours 36 Mins] read by Gordon Griffin.

blurb - The story opens in 1981 with the kidnapping of two-year-old Tamsin Hall and the hit-and-run death of Tamsin's seven-year-old sister, Miranda, in the ancient town of Avebury, at the foot of two massive, mysterious monoliths, part of a Neolithic stone circle. Fast forward to the present, where historian David Umber, who witnessed the double crime and later married the children's nanny, hears from now retired Chief Inspector Sharp of the Wiltshire constabulary, who has received an anonymous letter with clues to what happened that center on the identity of an 18th-century political gadfly known by the pseudonym Junius, the subject of Umber's Ph.D. research. Umber's realization that his wife's suicide years before may actually have been murder spurs him to join Sharp in pursuing this new evidence...

5* Past Caring
5* In Pale Battalions
4* Painting the Darkness
3* Into the Blue
4* Take No Farewell
3* Hand In Glove
2* Closed Circle
3* Borrowed Time
TR Out of the Sun
TR Beyond Recall
TR Out of the Light
4* Set in Stone
TR Body Line
3* Sea Change
1* Dying to Tell
3* Days Without Number
3* Play to the End
3' Sight Unseen
3* Never Go Back
2* Name to a Face
1* Found Wanting
TR Long Time Coming
TR Blood Count
4* Caught in the Light