The Point of Rescue by Sophie Hannah

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Sally is watching the news with her husband when she hears a name she ought not to recognise: Mark Bretherick. Last year, a work trip Sally had planned was cancelled at the last minute. Desperate for a break from her busy life juggling work and a young family, Sally didn't tell her husband that the trip had fallen through. Instead, she booked a week off work and treated herself to a secret holiday. All she wanted was a bit of peace - some time to herself - but it didn't work out that way. Because Sally met a man - Mark Bretherick. All the details are the same: where he lives, his job, his wife Geraldine and daughter Lucy. Except that the man on the news is a man Sally has never seen before. And Geraldine and Lucy Bretherick are both dead ...

About Sophie Hannah

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Sophie Hannah was born in 1971 in Manchester, England. She iis a best-selling, award-winning poet. She went to the University of Manchester and published her first book of poems, The Hero and the Girl Next Door at the age of 24. She recently won first prize in the Daphne Du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for her psychological suspense story The Octopus Nest. She lives in England.
Published January 1, 2008 by Hodder. 464 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

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While this woman's involvement in the main storyline, about a murdered mother and daughter, initially seems peripheral, soon enough she is drawn in, in ever more bizarre ways, as the narrative switches between her account and a diary, ostensibly written by the dead mother, detailing her callous f...

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