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Ebook Lost: A Novel by Lucy Wadham read! Book Title: Lost: A Novel
The author of the book: Lucy Wadham
Edition: Carroll & Graf
Date of issue: September 6th 2000
ISBN: 0786707852
ISBN 13: 9780786707850
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 797 KB
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Reader ratings: 7.9

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Political intrigue in Graham Greene territory snares a young widow on a Mediterranean island in a taut thriller by a deft new literary talent. The plane is late; a small-time hood named Mickey da Cruz is getting edgy. From the outset of this splendidly crafted novel of suspense, suspicion hangs heavily in the air, and page by gripping page, terror insidiously tightens its hold. Just as Carroll & Graf's widely acclaimed literary thriller Lying With the Enemy uncovered the horror at the heart of a Nazi-occupied island in the English Channel, Lucy Wadham in her debut novel bares the corrupt soul of a barren, sun-drenched Mediterranean island rent by ancient enmities. Italian gangsters haunt its alleys, and The Movement - a cadre of idealistic freedom fighters - has declined into a band of racketeers. The people, meanwhile, suffer poverty and political oppression as they long without hope for independence. This island is no paradise. Alice Aron knows this morally desolate place. Now widowed, she returns to her dead husband's home with her two young sons. She does not know the perils that await her there. She does not know that she will be thrust into the center of a deadly conflict between a driven police detective, Antoine Stuart, and the criminally ruthless power-monger Coco Santini. She does not know that within hours her seven-year-old son will vanish into the midday air from the middle of the village square. A child's life hangs in the balance, and a woman's destiny is profoundly altered as the unexpected and unpredictable events unravel in this craftily wrought, tersely told, and thoroughly compelling novel.


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Ebook Lost: A Novel read Online! Lucy Wadham is a British writer of crime and thriller novels, but her most widely reviewed work is her autobiographical account of her life in France.

Wadham was born in London in 1964 and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. She has worked as a news assistant at the BBC Paris bureau since 1989. She is currently a freelance journalist and regularly contributes to The Independent, The Spectator, and The New Statesman. She lives in France with her four children.

Her first novel, 'Lost' (2000), a thriller set on Corsica was shortlisted for the Macallan Gold Dagger Award. The second novel, 'Castro's Dream' (2003), about the Basque terrorist movement, ETA is set in the Basque Country. Her latest book, 'The Secret Life of France,' is an autobiographical account of her life in France. She writes a regular blog on the same theme under the same name



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