Going East by Matthew D'Ancona

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Mia Taylor’s life is enviable: she has a high-profile career, a glamorous, powerful family, and feels trust and love for the world that surrounds her. And then a terrorist bomb destroys it all in one night. Struggling to comprehend the loss of everything she once took for granted, she exchanges Bond Street shopping trips and lavish galas for long hours working at a dilapidated health center in London's gritty East End. As she starts to emerge from grief, she begins to piece together what may have been a cover-up for her family’s destruction. Politics and corruption, poverty and decadence, bigotry and class warfare converge in what is at once a mystery, a love story, and a testament to the resilience that can only be born in the wake of turbulent times.


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About Matthew D'Ancona

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MATTHEW d’ANCONA is the deputy editor and political columnist of The Sunday Telegraph in his native London. He lives in the East End with his wife and their two sons. Going East is his first novel.
 
Published December 18, 2007 by Anchor. 386 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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* * * * * Mia went to visit Jean, Miles's mother.

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The Guardian

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Going East by Matthew D'Ancona Sceptre £10.49, pp416 As far back as 1813, Thomas De Quincey called east London a 'perilous region', while in 1889, George Gissing said it was 'a city of the damned...

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D'Ancona's smart, riveting thriller opens with a bang when political consultant Mia Taylor, who slipped away from a family celebration to meet her boss and lover, returns to find her whole charming, upper-crust family killed in a bomb blast.

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