Deceit by Clare Francis

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A tense, twisty thriller with an appealing heroine by an internationally bestselling author.

The sudden loss of her husband forces Ellen Richmond to cope with matters she has never had to face. Harry went sailing, his yacht unaccountably sank, and he is missing and presumed dead. Could it have been suicide? She has to keep such harmful speculation from the children, Katie and Josh. She has to ward off Harry's bossy and disapproving sister and his former partner, who fancies himself irresistible. But, above all, she has to deflect the interest of a stranger who introduces himself at the funeral and claims to have known her husband. Ellen fears his help in finding the truth will threaten all that she holds dear. She's learning Harry's secrets, but only one person knows what happened to Harry. Francesca Annis stars in the BBC dramatic adaptation of Deceit.

 

About Clare Francis

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CLARE FRANCIS is the author of eleven international bestsellers, including Homeland, Deceit, Betrayal and A Death Divided. She has also written three non-fiction books about her voyages across the oceans of the world. She lives in London.
 
Published September 13, 1993 by William Heinemann Ltd. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crime, Horror. Fiction

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Then a charity worker accuses Harry of having misappropriated £300,000, a piece of hate mail arrives accusing him of Falklands War misdoings, and evidence emerges that he might have sexually abused his adopted daughter (from Ellen’s first marriage).

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At the funeral Ellen meets mysterious and handsome Richard Moreland, a military colleague of Harry's from their days of service in the Falkland Islands, who takes a special interest in Ellen and is intent on uncovering the truth about the lost yacht and Harry's death.

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