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One year before the action of the novel takes place, Lucas Gaffe tried to kill his brother, Clement. He would have suceeded if not for the intervention of a mysterious stranger. After the failed murder, Lucas dissappeared and Clement never told anyone what had occured between them. Time passes and eventually Lucas return, with murder no longer on his mind. But the stranger who saved Clement's life is also aware of Lucas' return and uses it as an opportunity for blackmail. His name is Peter Mir, and he insinuates himself into the lives of the Cliftonians, a mother and three daughters who are close friends of the Gaffe's, as well as several of their other friends. As the group expands to include Mir, his presence, and the information he reveals, alters all of their lives forever.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Police story    -   Yes Story of    -   blackmail/seduction Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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