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Fault Line by Robert Goddard
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Fault Line (2012)

by Robert Goddard

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Robert Goddard is one of my favorite authors. He is a great storyteller and always has clever plots and interesting characters. Lots of plot twists keep the pages turning. Fault line deals with family and business secrets and missing documents and is set in Cornwall and Italy and switches back and forth from the present to the 1960's. One thing I like about Goddard is you can always expect a great read with no loose ends. If you have never read his books, what are you waiting for? ( )
  EadieB | Aug 3, 2018 |
Robert Goddard has a magical gift...he can paint vivid pictures with the words he writes. He also uses his obvious love of history to produce another top notch novel. Switching between the early sixties and the present day (2010) he has created a convoluted plot that keeps you "reading just one more page" and then "just one more chapter"...until you find yourself caught up in this excellent mystery with loads of twists and turns. If you are a fan of Steve Berry or Brad Meltzer, you will love Robert Goddard. ( )
  Carol420 | Aug 2, 2018 |


Brilliant. Best Goddard I've read in a while. Just had to finish it to know what the big secret was! ( )
  rhiand | Apr 28, 2014 |
Another classic Robert Goddard thriller, set in St Austell and the china clay (kaolin) Industry with forays to Capri and Naples. The story, like most of the author's novels spans several years, starting in the late 1960s when principal character, Jonathan Kellaway takes a temporary holiday job at a china clay company and is drawn into the founder's family circle. The action concludes in 2010 with Jonathan intimately involved in the family's tragic history. Excellent plot and we'll-drawn characters, mostly populating real locations. ( )
  edwardsgt | Apr 19, 2014 |
For some reason I didn't care what happened in this novel. I don't know whether it was the character, the plot or the flashbacks. I won't stop reading Goddard but this did not impress me as much as some of his other works. ( )
  oldstick | Mar 29, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0593065204, Hardcover)

The new race-against-the-clock thriller from the master of the triple cross.
 
Not all scars are visible. Jonathan Kellaway needs no reminding of that on the verge of his retirement from china clay conglomerate Intercontinental Kaolins. The company has left its mark in pits and spoil heaps around the world. But it has also left a no less enduring mark on some of those who have worked for it, Kellaway included. Its past, as well as its future, is a treacherous place.
 
So Kellaway is surprised when IK's founder and former chairman, Greville Lashley, sets him a final task before he quits. The academic hired by the board to write the company's history has discovered a gap covering several years in the records of the small Cornish china clay outfit Lashley started with and where Kellaway also began his career. He is despatched to Cornwall to learn what has become of the missing documents.
 
But the search is a voyage into dangerous waters. A dead friend, a lost lover and a clutch of mysteries from Kellaway's youth in Cornwall and Italy in the late 1960s come back to haunt him -- and to tempt him with the hope that he may at last learn the truth about the tragedies and misfortunes that blighted those years. It is a truth that has claimed several victims before. If he pursues it hard and long enough, he may only add himself to the list.
 
But pursue it he must. Because the truth, he belatedly realizes, is the secret that has consumed his life. This time -- this last time -- he will not stop. Until he has found it.

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A dead friend, a lost lover and a clutch of mysteries from Jonathan Kellaway's youth come back to haunt him - and to tempt him with the hope that he may at least learn the truth about the tragedies and misfortunes that blighted those years.

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