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  • Published: 1 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9780552162975
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $22.99
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Caught In The Light




A hugely engrossing read from a master storyteller.

On assignment in Vienna, photographer Ian Jarrett falls desperately in love with a woman he meets by chance, Marian Esguard. Back in England, he breaks up with his wife and goes to meet Marian at an agreed rendezvous. Marian fails to show.

Searching desperately for her, he stumbles on a Dorset churchyard full of the gravestones of dead Esguards. He also meets a psychotherapist, Daphne Sanger. She too is looking for someone: a former patient who has come to believe she is the reincarnation of Marion Esguard, who lived in Regency times and, it emerges, may have invented photography ten years before Fox Talbot. But if so, why is she unknown to history? And where is the woman he met in Vienna?

Ian sets out to solve a mystery that may be 170 years old. At the end of his search a trap awaits him. There is a twist at the end of Caught in the Light that is Robert Goddard’s most cunning to date.

  • Pub date: 1 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9780552162975
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • 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 Caught In The Light

“A hypnotic, unputdownable thriller ... one can only gasp with admiration at Goddard's ability to hold readers spellbound”

Daily Mail

“His best book yet, a sinuous structure of twists and traps leading to an unexpectedly sinister climax”

Daily Telegraph

“Masterfully intriguing”

The Times


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