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A stranger is watching. . . .
It’s 1881, and life has been good to Sally Lockhart. Unlike most Victorian women, Sally is completely independent, with her own successful business and a comfortable home for her young daughter, Harriet. But Sally’s whole world is about to collapse. A stranger emerges, claiming to be both her husband and Harriet’s father and threatening all that she has–her business, her child, her very sanity. Sally realizes with growing horror that there is a guiding hand behind this deceit: someone who hates her so passionately that he has devoted years to bringing about her ruin. And there’s only one man that could possibly be. . . .
From the award-winning author of His Dark Materials comes a richly layered adventure of suspicion and intrigue–and the third acclaimed Sally Lockhart mystery.
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Sally, now 25, is comfortably settled with her child, Harriet, her work, and her London friends. But when a complete stranger claims to be both her husband and Harriet's father, Sally's whole world comes crashing down around her. With nowhere to turn, she escapes with Harriet into the slums of London's East End--and finds help in some unexpected quarters.
"Pullman is fast becoming a modern-day Dickens for young adults. The setting is the same, the strong eye for characters is there, as are the brooding atmosphere, the social conscience, and the ability to spin plot within plot. Sally Lockhart is now a young woman, left alone with a toddler. Nothing prepares her for the shock of receiving a summons from a man she has never even heard of, suing for divorce and the custody of her beloved Harriet. Sally struggles against the net closing around her, seeking to find out who is persecuting her and why. The writing style is lively and direct, and there's lots of action. This is a suspense novel with a conscience, and a most enjoyable one."-- School Library Journal.
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Philip Pullman won the prestigious 2005 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in honor of the body of his work. He is the author of the internationally renowned His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, winner of the Carnegie Medal; The Subtle Knife, winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award; The Amber Spyglass, the first-ever children’s book to win the Whitbread Book of the Year Award; and Lyra’s Oxford, all of which are currently available from Listening Library. You can visit the author’s website at www.philip-pullman.com.
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Book Description Listening Library (Audio), 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0739371533