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A Small Deceit by Margaret Yorke
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A Small Deceit (1991)

by Margaret Yorke

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After serving a sentence for rape and assault, William Adams is free and assumes a new identity. But his plan is shattered when he recognises someone from his past. From this chance encounter, a nightmarish chain of events is set in motion and the lives of a number of people who should have been immune from threat and blackmail, fear and violence, are profoundly changed.… (more)

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Solidly written; lacks final spark for 4 stars ( )
  BridgitDavis | Apr 27, 2017 |
A lovely little mystery in an English village. There is the cold blooded killer just released from prison who happens to meet the prosecutor who put him away, now a judge, but with a secret that makes him vulnerable. A great read and oh so easy to take. ( )
  bhowell | Jan 9, 2010 |
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William Adams is a cold-hearted killer, but the sentence he served was for rape and assault. Now he's out of prison and free to change his name and start a new life. At a rural guest house, he meets someone from his past -- someone who also hides behind a false name. But from a small deceit, great crimes can grow. . .
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