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Girl on the Landing

The Girl On The Landing - Paul Torday This one appeared in the post, not quite sure who sent it to me. Wouldn't have picked it up otherwise.This is a really good book. Michael, the main character, sees a picture of a girl on a landing, but nothing much is happening, a marriage that isn't going wrong but isn't going anywhere. The image of this girl in the picture become real to him, and his marriage to Elizabeth starts to blossom.As she becomes happier she starts to discover secrets that she never knew about Michael and his past. It all comes to a head, and takes a dark twist. Reminds me of a plot of a Iain Banks novel, not startling, but unsettling. Will be reading his others

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