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A riveting and sophisticated page-turner inspired by one
of the most shocking true crimes in 20th century Britain:
the Lord Lucan case.
â€śA better person would forÂgive him. A different sort of
better person would have found him years ago.â€ť
Claire is a hardworking doctor leading a simple, quiet life
in London. She is also the daughter of the most notorious
murder suspect in the country, though no one knows it.
Nearly thirty years ago, while Claire and her brother slept
upstairs, a brutal crime was committed in her family's
townhouse. The next morning, her father's car was found
abandoned near the English Channel, with bloodstains on the
front seat. Her mother insisted she'd seen him in the house
that night, but his powerful, privileged friends maintained
his innocence. The first lord accused of murder in more than
a century, he has been missing ever since.
When the police tell Claire they've found him, her carefully
calibrated existence begins to fracture. She doesn't know if
she's the daughter of a murderer or a wronged man, but
Claire will soon learn how far she'll go to finally find the
Loosely inspired by one of the most notorious unsolved
crimes of the 20th century â€“ the Lord Lucan case â€“ A
Double Life is at once a riveting page-turner and a
moving reflection on women and violence, trauma and memory,
and class and privilege.
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