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Sight Unseen ebook

by Robert Goddard


Another classic mystery from the master of the clever twist  . One thing I appreciate with Robert Goddard novels is that he gets to the plot and story line quite quickly, and you dont have to read chapters and pages of descriptive before the plot unfolds and the characters emerge.

Robert Goddard (novelist). Sight Unseen (May 2005), ISBN 0-593-05363-X. For the US professor and scientist, see Robert H. Goddard. Goddard's 1990 book Into the Blue was the inaugural winner of the W H Smith Thumping Good Read Award, presented to the best new fiction author of the year. Goddard's 1997 book Beyond Recall was nominated for the Edgar Award Best Novel prize but lost out to Mr White's Confession by Robert Clark  .

Umber was not free to leave London, so there was no choice: it had to be Sharp. His excuse for keeping Umber in the dark was that it had spared him from lying to Hall. ly Sharp feared he might give the game away. Since he had not been entirely open with Sharp about his dealings with Marilyn Hall, however, he was in no position to complain. With Sharp aboard the ferry to Jersey, due to dock in the late afternoon, Umber spent Monday morning at the British Library.

Overall,while SIGHT UNSEEN is not the best Robert Goddard book I have read it is, as are most books by this author, head and shoulders above most of the other suspense/thrillers being published. 2 people found this helpful. Look for similar items by category. Books Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Mystery Cosy Animals.

Robert Goddard's first novel, Past Caring, was an instant bestseller. Since then, his books have captivated readers worldwide with their edge-of-the-seat pace and their labyrinthine plotting

Robert Goddard's first novel, Past Caring, was an instant bestseller. Since then, his books have captivated readers worldwide with their edge-of-the-seat pace and their labyrinthine plotting. In 2019, he won the Crime Writers’ Association’s highest accolade, the Diamond Dagger, for a lifetime achievement in Crime Writing. Библиографические данные.

His narrative power, strength of characterisation and superb plots, plus the ability to convey the atmosphere of the period quite brilliantly, make him compelling reading’ Books.

Author: Robert Goddard. Another classic mystery from the ‘Master of the Clever Twist’. His narrative power, strength of characterisation and superb plots, plus the ability to convey the atmosphere of the period quite brilliantly, make him compelling reading’ Books.

Another classic mystery from the master of the clever twist. On a summer’s day in 1981, a two-year-old girl, Tamsin Hall, was abducted during a picnic at the famous prehistoric site of Avebury in Wiltshire

Another classic mystery from the master of the clever twist. On a summer’s day in 1981, a two-year-old girl, Tamsin Hall, was abducted during a picnic at the famous prehistoric site of Avebury in Wiltshire. Her seven-year-old sister Miranda was knocked down and killed by the abductor’s van. The girls were in the care of their nanny, Sally Wilkinson.

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Another classic mystery from the master of the clever twist

Another classic mystery from the "master of the clever twist. On a summer's day in 1981, a two-year-old girl, Tamsin Hall, was abducted during a picnic at the famous prehistoric site of Avebury in Wiltshire.

Another classic mystery from the “master of the clever twist.”On a summer’s day in 1981, a two-year-old girl, Tamsin Hall, was abducted during a picnic at the famous prehistoric site of Avebury in Wiltshire. Her seven-year-old sister Miranda was knocked down and killed by the abductor’s van. The girls were in the care of their nanny, Sally Wilkinson.One of the witnesses to this tragic event was David Umber, a Ph.D student who was waiting at the village pub to keep an appointment with a man called Griffith who claimed he could help Umber with his researches into the letters of “Junius,” the pseudonymous eighteenth century polemicist who was his Ph.D subject. But Griffin failed to show up, and Umber never heard from him again. The two-year-old, Tamsin Hall, was never seen again either. The Hall family fell apart under the strain. Sally Wilkinson, the nanny, wound up living with Umber, whom she had met at the inquiry. But she never recovered from the incident, suffered increasingly from depression, and eventually committed suicide.In the spring of 2004, retired Chief Inspector George Sharp receives a letter signed “Junius” reproaching him for botching the 1981 investigation. Sharp confronts Umber, whose explanation for being at the scene of the tragedy has always seemed dubious. Obliged to accept Umber’s denial of authorship of the letter, he nonetheless forces him to join in a search for the real culprit — and hence the long-concealed truth about what happened 23 years previously. It is a quest that both will later regret having embarked upon. Too late they come to understand that some mysteries are better left unsolved.From the Trade Paperback edition.
lolike
It is a warm July day in Avebury when a young child is snatched and another child is.killed during the course of the kidnapping. A young graduate student, David Umber, who is seeking to establish the identity of the anonymous 18th century polemist Junius, is one of the witnesses to the crime. Twenty-three years later, Umber is living a hand to mouth existence in Prague when he is contacted by the investigating officer, now retired, who has received a letter asking him to 're-investigate the case. The letter is signed Junius. What follows is a rollicking good yarn with plenty of twists and adventure. If you are feeling depressed, put off reading it to another day; but, do read it.
Road.to sliver
Another un-put-downable story by RG. Like Jeffrey Archer he weaves his overall plot through a maze of sub-plots; also, RG more often than not embraces a wide time-line to connect them to the whole. Great reading but best if you can spare the time to read
without interruption.
Celore
I enjoyed the story and the development of chapters and suspense.
He is not a relative but I often wish he was.
INvait
Great read
Precious
Take one PhD student named David Umber, sitting at a village pub in Wiltshire awaiting the arrival of a man supposedly bearing information invaluable to David's research for his PhD thesis and add three children out for the afternoon under the watchful eye of their nanny, Sally Wilkinson. As David and Sally helplessly watch, a kidnapping and the hit-and-run murder occur. Thus begins another notable mystery from the "master of the clever and the complex".

Fast forward 23 years. Since the fateful day of the crime, David has married Sally, she has presumably committed suicide, following her death he has taken up a nomadic existence obtaining work assignments where he can, and the now retired Chief Inspector originally assigned to the case has hunted David down to enlist his aid in searching for the truth of what really happened all those years ago. Granted, a man was convicted of the crime and is currently serving a prison term after having confessed to being the perpetrator but Inspector Sharp indicates that he is in the possession of several pieces of evidence that proves the man has lied and that revelation coupled with other facts he has discovered virtually renders the case unsolved. As the pair begin their travels in search of answers and solutions it becomes apparent that their meddling has placed them, and others involved in the tragedy in grave danger.

While most of this story makes for intelligently written, page turning reading, I was a bit put off by all the extraneous forays into the historical information concerning the identity of the 18th century political critic known as "Junius" since it did little to advance the story. I was more interested in the identity and motivation of the 20th century individual utilizing the same pseudonym to prod a re-investigation of the crime.

Overall,while SIGHT UNSEEN is not the best Robert Goddard book I have read it is, as are most books by this author, head and shoulders above most of the other suspense/thrillers being published. 3 1/2 stars.
Rose Of Winds
I found this to be a fascinating book, albeit at times, both confusing and exciting. Twenty something years previously, a small girl was kidnapped and presumed murdered, from a henge of standing stones in Avebury. Her sister was killed when she ran on to the road in an attempt to stop the car, leaving the children's nanny to take the blame for the whole affair. Years later, the nanny was thought to have suicided but her former husband, historian David Umber recieves a call from the now retired police Chief Inspector, George Sharpe, who was in charge of the kidnapping case, to ask his help in reopening the inveatigation. It's a story with many characters and many threads, which are so interwoven that, at times, it seemed to bog down under such a wealth of detail, and then, just when I found the going becoming a bit tedious, the author zooms you back with an exciting lead. It's clever writing, bound together with genuine historical facts about an 18th century political polemicist, Junius, whose writings are documented. It's a good read but not for those with a short attention span.
Rollers from Abdun
In the summer of 1981 near the Avebury Neolithic henge circle, a woman walks with three children; a nine or ten years old boy and a seven years old girl are slightly ahead of the adult and the third child is a toddler. Suddenly a man grabs the infant whose sister reacts instantly and gives chase while the nanny stares in revulsion. The kidnapper jumps into a van, runs over his seven years old pursuer, and flees with his catch.

Historian David Umber witnessed the horror over twenty-five years ago in which Tamsin Hall was abducted and her older sister Miranda killed. David eventually married the stunned nanny but his wife never moved on from the shock that initially bound them until she finally committed suicide filled with guilt that she was negligent in her diligence.

Retired Wiltshire Chief Inspector Sharp informs David he received an anonymous letter with clues to what happened on that fatal day in '81. The letter focuses on the true identity of an eighteenth century political meddler known as Junius, who happens to be the subject of Umber's Ph.D. research. David begins to reconsider his wife's suicide and wonders if someone murdered her to further bury the truth. The historian and the former cop team up to follow the new leads to hopefully uncover a murderous kidnapper.

If not the best, Robert Goddard has to be one of the top five suspense writers today. With exhilarating works like BORROWED TIME, HAND IN GLOVE, and now SIGHT UNSEEN, Mr. Goddard consistently entertains with exciting tales that are plausible and gripping. His current thriller will hook the audience from the opening 1981 sequence and throughout until the final present day confrontation; thus another great thriller from a genre grandmaster.

Harriet Klausner
Sight Unseen ebook
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Robert Goddard
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