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A Stranger in the Family: A Novel of Suspense
A Stranger in the Family: A Novel of Suspense by Robert Barnard 1439176744 9781439176740
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A Stranger in the Family: A Novel of Suspense by Robert Barnard

From Robert Barnard, the internationally acclaimed Diamond Daggerwinning crime writer . . .Kit Philipson has always felt like something of a stranger in his family. Growing up as the only child of professional parents in Glasgow, Scotland, he had every advantage. His mother was a teacher; his father, a journalist, escaped from Nazi Germany at the age of three on one of the 1939 Kindertransports. But on her deathbed, Kits mother tells him he was adopted and that his birth name was Novello. Soon, vague memories of his early life begin to surface: his nursery, pictures on the wall, the smell of his birth mother when shed been cooking. And, sometimes, there are more disturbing memoriesof strangers taking him by the hand and leading him away from the only family he had ever known. A search of old newspaper files reveals that a three-year-old boy named Peter Novello was abducted from his parents holiday hotel in Sicily in 1989. Now the young man who has known himself only as Kit sets out to rediscover his past, the story of two three-year-old boys torn from their mothers in very different circumstances. Kits probing inquiries are sure to bring surprises. They may also unearth dangerous secrets that dare never be revealed.With sharp wit and deep insight, Robert Barnard sweeps away all preconceptions in this powerful study of maternal love and the danger of obsession.

Author: Robert Barnard

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 256

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 2010-06-08

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 1439176744

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