Georgie Hale Hear No Evil

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Hear No Evil

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The Somerfords are the kind of family other people envy: the successful husband and his beautiful wife have a gorgeous house, lots of money and even a new baby to complete their family. Until Ian Somerford's secretary is found lying dead at the foot of an apartment block and rumours of a lethal affair start to fly. Soon, the family's suppressed hatreds and jealousies have torn them apart. Ian's sister Diane seems to be the only one who can't believe he committed a terrible crime, but at every turn, more unsettling family secrets emerge. Can Diane clear her brother's name only by becoming a victim herself? Angelica, Ian's American wife, throws him out of the house as he undergoes police questioning. Several days later her body is found along with those of her children. Only baby Thomas has survived, sleeping peacefully in his cot. Ian's body is found later, a bottle of sleeping tablets in his hand and a photograph of his wife in the other. The evidence is overwhelming - it's an open and shut case. But when Ian's family starts investigations to clear his name during the custody battle for Thomas, unsettling family secrets start to emerge and it's clear that there is more evidence still undiscovered!

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False Account is Georgie Hale's fourth novel. She has spent most of her life in Coventry, although many of her family live on the Isles of Scilly. She studied at Liverpool University before working first as a social worker, then at the University of Warwick. She has a strong interest in the criminal justice system. She is married, with two grown-up daughters..

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'A splendid debut, fast-paced and well-written.' -- Iain Pears(Tread Softly) 'A promising debut.' -- Sunday Telegraph (Tread Softly) 'A well-told, intelligent story which never flags and makes one look forward to her next.' -- Birmingham Post This novel is as compelling as Georgie Hale's first ... she maintains the suspense right to the end with lots of twists along the way -- Coventry Evening Telegraph on WITHOUT CONSENT 'Georgie Hale creates as fast-paced story with a dramatic denouement.' -- Manchester Evening News Cracking debut novel from Georgie Hale...a splendid read, full of the unexpected' -- Huddersfield Examiner 'She leads the reader down lots of false trails and builds up many moments of suspense before the truth is finally revealed. It's a fine debut and hints at lots more good stories to come.' -- Coventry Evening Telegraph (Tread Softly) 'Georgie's most enjoyable book yet.' Nuneaton Evening Telegraph on HEAR NO EVIL 20041204

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