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  • Published: 2 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780552164184
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99
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Beyond Recall




Murder mystery that moves between 1981 and 1947.

At a wedding party in Cornwall in the summer of 1981, Chris Napier is shocked to recognise a dishevelled intruder as his childhood friend Nicky Lanyon, whom he has not seen since his father, Michael Lanyon, was hanged for the murder of Chris's great-uncle, Joshua Carnoweth, in 1947.

It was the inheritance of old Joshua's fortune that led the then humble Napier family to their present state of affluence. When Nicky subsequently hangs himself, Chris sets out on a journey into his own and others' memories of the tragic events of 34 years before. Driven on by Nicky's firm belief in his father's innocence, he begins to doubt the offical version of those events and to question the conduct of several members of his own family.

Then other present-day mysteries begin to dog his footsteps into the past and soon his search for the truth becomes a desperate struggle for his own survival.

  • Pub date: 2 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780552164184
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire in 1954. He was educated at Price’s School Fareham, and Peterhouse, Cambridge where he read History. He unsuccessfully pursued various career options, finally spending ten years as a local government officer. Frustrated with a lot of contemporary fiction, he set out to write a novel that did what he wanted more novels to do: tell a tightly constructed and densely plotted story engrossingly and satisfyingly. The result was Past Caring and when it became a success he realised that he had, in fact, always been a writer.

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Praise for Beyond Recall

“Satisfyingly complex...finishes in a rollercoaster of twists”

Daily Telegraph

“Absorbing and intriguing”

Evening Standard

“One of Britain's finest thriller writers”

Time Out


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