The Nearest FarAway Place Book Summary and Study Guide

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For the last ten years, Carl Denham has immersed himself totally in establishing and running a successful business. Inexplicably his company is suddenly taken over and he finds himself unemployed, but two million pounds richer. With unexpected freedom, his mind turns to finding Sarah Zurek, the girl he loved who drove him to his workaholic exile all those years ago.
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Carl embarks upon a search for Sarah and uncovers a web of deceit perpetrated by his ex-wife, his business partner, and Sarah's family. Officially, Sarah committed suicide, but his alarming discoveries suggest she was murdered.
A car bombing, an arson, a murder and a trial later, Carl is alone again, ready to start another new life. Now someone is trying to kill him ...

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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   searching for missing person Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   actual description of sex Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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