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Keep Me Close by Clare Francis

Keep Me Close (original 1999; edition 2000)

by Clare Francis

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Title:Keep Me Close
Authors:Clare Francis
Info:Pan Books (2000), Edition: New Ed, Paperback, 464 pages
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Keep Me Close by Clare Francis (1999)



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My husband has several Claire Francis books on the shelf & I've never wanted to read one. For a book club challenge, this title seemed appropriate, so I gave it a go.


That was really very good. Claire starts the story waking up in hospital after serious accident that appears to have resulted from a break in. She's got a broken spine - with all the uncertainties that entails - and head injuries. Slowly through the book you meet her family, husband, husband's business partner and a shady character from her past. There are three men with something to hide and lose in this, Ben (the husband), Simon (the business partner) and Terry (the shady character). By turns each of them seems to have the most to gain from the situation, to have more information than he should. It twists and turns all the way, with Ben's flitting about seeming suspicious, then Simon's solicitude and Terry, who has been rebuffed before, still trying to be involved.

There's money and business dealings of the shady and honest sort, there are lies being told and retold and plenty of mist and murk. Through which Claire has to see her way through. It twists and turns and facts come to light, or are presented in a new light and re-examined on a regular basis. The cast of characters is quite tight, but well presented and there are question marks over all of them at some point in the tale. All in all a most satisfactory read and I will be heading back to his bookshelves for another one at some point. ( )
  Helenliz | Mar 31, 2013 |
Very readable novel of relationships and intrigue, I would read more of her work. ( )
  NaggedMan | Dec 15, 2012 |
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"Catherine Galitza has been badly injured by an intruder in her own home. In the months before, there had been a string of nuisance calls. Are the events connected? Has someone been stalking her? As Catherine begins her slow and painful recovery, two men seem intent on uncovering the truth: her husband's business partner, the intense, prickly Simon Jardine, who harbours an almost obsessive devotion to Catherine; and the self-made Irish hotelier Terry Devlin, once a benign figure in Catherine's childhood, now with a reputation for ruthlessness. But which of these men has Catherine's real interests at heart? Then the police arrest and charge a suspect. Yet Catherine's watcher is with her. And she has no way of knowing who she can trust." --Publisher's description.… (more)

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