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  • Published: 23 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9781784163181
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $24.99

The Good Wife's Castle



Against the backdrop of a sedate, respectable rural community, a dark and disturbing tale of obsession and twisted spirituality unfurls...

The unexpected suicide of an apparently happy family man; a woman held captive for three years in a forgotten underground bunker; a middle aged clergyman at a crisis point in his life, drawn into an uncomfortable relationship with a teenaged girl. Against the backcloth of these interwoven tales comes the story of two very different men who meet accidentally and are dramatically thrown together.

Piet Steyn and Granville St Clair happen both to be out walking at dawn on a country lane when they unintentionally become joint witnesses of a domestic tragedy. There is one aspect of what they see that morning which they feel compelled to keep secret - a decision that will later have appalling repercussions for them both. As the layers of their private lives begin to peel away, they find themselves unwillingly bound together in a conspiracy with deadly consequences.

The Good Wife's Castle is a tense thriller that explores a clash of human evil and goodness, of despair, murderous obsession and twisted spirituality, all of which co-exist beneath the veneer of seemingly respectable people in a quiet rural community.

  • Published: 23 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9781784163181
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Roland Vernon

Roland Vernon was born in 1961 and educated at Eton, King's College Cambridge, and the Royal College of Music.

Roland Vernon lives and writes in Somerset, where he also runs his own marquee company. After graduating from university he trained as an operatic tenor, and for a short time pursued that career, before opting for a more settled country life. He is married with three sons. Previous books include Star in the East, a biography of the philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti and the novels A Dark Enchantment and The Maestro's Voice.

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Praise for The Good Wife's Castle

Contemporary, sinister obsession, dark psychological stuff which I am thoroughly enjoying... he is a talent well worth watching

Sarah Broadhurst, BOOKSELLER

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