By Elizabeth George
An remoted seashore at the island of Guernsey within the English Channel is the scene of the homicide of man Brouard, one among Guernsey's wealthiest population and its major benefactor. pressured as a toddler to escape the Nazis in Paris, Brouard used to be engaged in his most modern undertaking whilst he died: a museum in honor of these who resisted the German career of the island in the course of global conflict II.
It is from this time period that his assassin may have come. yet there are others on Guernsey with cause to need man Brouard useless: his better halves, his enterprise affiliates, his present mistress, the underprivileged little ones he mentored--any of whom may have harbored a mystery reason for homicide. As friends and family assemble for the studying of the need, Deborah and Simon St. James locate that possible everybody at the history-haunted island has whatever to conceal. And in the back of all of the lies and alibis, a killer is lurking. so that it will carry this individual to justice, the St. James needs to delve into Guernsey's darkish history--both earlier and present--and into the afflicted psyche of somebody who could have exacted retribution for the main unspeakable crime of all.
In a spot of Hiding, bestselling novelist Elizabeth George marks new territory within the darker landscapes of human relationships. She tells a gripping, suspenseful tale of betrayal and devotion, battle and remembrance, love and loss...and the better truths to which we needs to all finally solution. "From the Hardcover edition."
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