WHEN YOU LIVE THE DREAM, YOU LIVE THE CONSEQUENCES...Cool, blonde Carter Graham is a successful lawyer who believes she is well on the way to reaching all the goals listed in her glamorous life plan: first-class job, a stylish flat in London, and marriage to the man of her dreams, Kim Betz. But Carter forgot that sometimes the best laid dreams turn into nightmares. Kim's ex-wife Sophie starts to stalk her and Kim turns from being the self-contained, controlled husband into a man who lies not only about his past but about his present. Carter finds herself drawn into an expanding web of deceit, corruption and evil which eventually threatens not only her sanity but her life. What is it that Sophie is trying so hard to tell her? Who is the sinister Mrs Mayfield, who has such an influence on Kim? And what is the significance of the other new man in Carter's life, her secretary Eric Tucker? Carter seeks help from the healers of St. Benets, the enigmatic Nicholas Darrow, the eccentric Lewis Hall, and kind, thoughtful Alice but even they cannot save her from a searing ordeal as she struggles to uncover the truth about the tormented man she has married.
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(196mm x 128mm x 28mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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UK Kirkus Review »
Howatch's six-volume Starbridge series analyzing the (sometimes outrageous) behaviour of the upper echelons of the Anglo-Catholic Church caused a sensation when it was first published, and has resonated in the memories of all who read it. Her last novel A Question of Integrity moved closer to the outer fringes of religious experience and 'healing' and this latest one goes even further into the world of the less-reputable exponents and hangers-on who perpetrate not only dubious practises, but some which are - to use one of their own words - 'evil'. Carter Graham, the legal 'high flyer' of the title has (like so many young women of today) 'got it all' - apart from a fashionable and rich husband, and children. The man she chooses seems perfect, but outward appearances are deceitful and Carter soon finds herself in deep water. Howatch is an original, courageous writer and those who have followed the series so far will be glad to know that this saga is not over yet! (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Susan Howatch
Born in 1940 Susan graduated in law then emigrated to America where she married, had a daughter & began her career as a writer. She returned to England after 4 years in Ireland living first in Salisbury - inspiration for the very successful Starbridge sequence & now lives in London.