The Night He Left
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At 7 pm on December 28th, 1879, a violent storm batters the newly-built iron rail bridge across the River Tay, close to the city of Dundee. Ann Craig, a wealthy woman, is waiting for her husband, a mill owner, to return home. From her window she sees the bridge collapse, the train he is traveling on ploughing into the sea, killing all those on board. As Ann investigates the events leading up to the crash, doubt is cast on whether Robert was on the train after all. If not, where is he, and who is the mysterious woman who is first to be washed ashore? In the present day, Fiona Craig’s new partner Pete, an Australia restaurateur, clears the couple’s bank account before abandoning his car at Dundee Airport and disappearing. When the police discover his car is stolen, Fiona conducts her own investigation into Pete’s background, slowly uncovering dark secrets and strange parallels with the events of 1879. Following on from Fields of Blue Flax, Sue Lawrence serves up another brilliant historical mystery, meticulously researched and densely plotted, with plenty of twists and turns and a gripping climax.
Sue Lawrence is a well-known food writer and journalist. Her fiction debut was Fields of Blue Flax.
"I found this book enthralling. It’s a cracking story beautifully told." —Lorraine Kelly, broadcaster