Jack Renoir is a man who makes his living discovering other people's secrets while making sure he keeps his own. But when a beautiful young English woman walks into his office, he doesn't realize she is going to turn his life upside down. As his defenses dissolve, he starts a new life with her in England. That is when his troubles really start.
"It was his hideout. When he was upset it was here he came. But now he did not feel safe at all. The birds had suddenly gone quiet and the boy was certain the man was in the woods below him. And then a voice fractured the unnatural hush. "I know you're in there." It was a harsh voice, sounding strained. It chilled the boy." As the story opens, a young boy is hiding for his life having witnessed a brutal murder. He knows if he survives this, his days on his uncle's Californian apple farm are gone forever...Jack Renoir is a man who makes his living discovering other people's secrets while making sure he keeps his own. But when a beautiful young English woman walks into Jack's San Francisco office he doesn't realize she is going to turn his carefully-constructed life completely upside down. As his defenses dissolve he agrees to start a new life with her in England. That is when his troubles really start. Beautifully written, highly suspenseful, this novel marks Andrew Rosenheim as an important new writer in the bestselling tradition of Douglas Kennedy and Sebastian Faulks.
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Praise for "Stillriver": "Updikean in its loving use of detail . . . As well as being a poignant reflection on the vicissitudes of love, the insecurities of growing up and the need to discover what is important in life, it manages some genuinely scary thrills."-"Daily Telegraph" "Rosenheim eschews playing the plot simply for thrills, preferring to engage the reader's emotions, but nevertheless comes up with a real page-turner."-"Daily Mail" "From the Trade Paperback edition."
About Andrew Rosenheim
Andrew Rosenheim came to England from America as a Rhodes Scholar in 1977 and has lived near Oxford ever since. He is the author of Stillriver (published by Hutchinson in 2004). He is married and has twin daughters.
Keeping Secrets by Andrew Rosenheim
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