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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407055121
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480
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Borrowed Time




A riveting bestseller from one of the UK's biggest thriller writers.

It is a golden evening of high summer. Walking a ridge on the Welsh Borders, Robin Timariot meets by chance an elegant middle-aged woman who seems strangely out of place. They exchange only a few words, but those words prove to be unforgettable. A few days later Timariot learns from the newspapers that, just hours after their meeting, the woman was raped and murdered.
A man is swiftly charged and convicted of the crime, but a string of inexplicable events begins to convince Timariot that all is not what it seems. Fascinated by the dead woman's memory, he is sucked into the complex motives and tortured relationships of her family and friends, searching against his better judgement for the secret of what really happened the day she died.
The closer he gets to the truth, the more hideous and uncertain it seems to be. And far too late he realizes that anybody who uncovers it is unlikely to be allowed to live.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407055121
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

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 Borrowed Time

“An atmosphere of taut menace...suspense is heightened by shadows of betrayal and revenge”

Daily Telegraph

“A thriller in the classic storytelling sense...hugely enjoyable”

The Times


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