By Winston Graham
Half-blinded within the conflict, Giles Gordon has moved to the French Riviera and fallen in love with Alix, the widow of a French resistance hero. This leads him right into a 12 months of violence and homicide, the place he should have the braveness of deal with those hazards.
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I’ve never met such demanding people. “Hilma, would you please . . Hilma, would you mind . . Hilma, could you possibly . ”’ She mimicked their cultured tones but then put her hand over her mouth in alarm. It wasn’t customary to show such disrespect for wealthy people. It was important to know one’s place. ‘I can understand why you’re tired. ’ Elsy poured the last of the water into a saucepan and set it on the stove. When the water boiled, she stirred in some coffee substitute and put a cup on the table for Hilma and one for herself.
I’ve got my little girl with me . . ’ ‘Please,’ said Martin, tilting his head. ‘Just come along and take a look. I’ll run you home afterwards. ’ ‘Oh, you’re right. Well, how about if you walk over to the place? It’s just around the corner. The first street to the right, second house on the left-hand side. ’ Patrik hesitated, but another honk from the second police car prompted him to make up his mind. ‘Okay, I’ll wander over, just to take a look. But you’ll have to watch Maja while I go inside.
What if she was forced to relate to a whole new reality? Up until now she hadn’t been brave enough to find out. Erica set her foot on the first step. From downstairs in the living room she heard Maja’s happy laughter as Patrik played with her. The sound was comforting, and she put her other foot on the stairs. Only five more steps to the top. The dust swirled in the air when she pushed open the trap door and climbed up into the attic. She and Patrik had talked about remodelling the space sometime in the future, maybe as a cosy hideaway for Maja when she was older and wanted some privacy.
Night Without Stars by Winston Graham