The Long Shadow (Paperback)Mark Mills (author)
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From Mark Mills, author of the award-winning THE SAVAGE GARDEN comes THE LONG SHADOW, a first-class thriller in the vein of Robert Harris and William Boyd.
Blood brothers or sworn enemies? You never forget what the fight was about... THE LONG SHADOW is a stunning depiction of resentment and revenge.
Ben Makepeace has barely thought of Jacob since school. What he remembers is a competitive, manipulative boy, impinging on his life.
Now Ben is the wrong side of forty with a young son to support and in need of a backer. A call to meet hedge-fund billionaire Victor Sheldon is promising, but there's a surprise in store - Victor is Jacob, now firmly entrenched in a gilded world of riches and glamour. History can cast a long shadow and while Ben believes his childhood is well over, he soon discovers the roots of the past dig deep.
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 32 mm
A clever, teasy hybrid of genres and fraught with tensions about money, class and the super-rich. A taut, gripping psychodrama and a wonderful, twisted take on the 'wild divergences' of contemporary Britain * The Spectator *
An elegantly written and irresistible thriller * Mail on Sunday *
I really enjoyed this book... The plot is excellent and as a reader we're not sure what is genuine and what is sabotage until near the end -- NewBooks Magazine
A sure grasp of character...An enthralling mystery, not least because the author's gift for an elegantly turned sentence is fully and generously in evidence * Express *
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A beautiful written story. Full of drama and suspense. I can see The Long Shadow is going to be this summer of 2013 biggest read. Take this book with you where ever you go, do not miss a moment. The story has Secrets... More
I loved this story and all the little twists. I highly recommend The Long Shadow to all readers. Ben and Jacob Hogg's are best of friends going sledging together. Years later divorced Ben becomes a script writer.... More
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