A Dick Francis Novel

Book - 2012
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When Mark Shillingford commentates on a race in which his twin sister Clare, an accomplished and successful jockey, comes in third, he can't help but be suspicious. As a professional race-caller, he knows she should have won. Did she lose on purpose? Was the race fixed? Why on earth would she do something so out of character?

That night, Mark confronts Clare with his suspicions, but she storms off after an explosive argument. It's the last time Mark sees her alive. Hours later, Clare jumps to her death from the balcony of a London hotel . . . or so it seems.

Devastated by her death, and almost overcome with guilt, Mark goes in search of answers. What led Clare to take her own life?

Or was it not suicide at all . . .'

Publisher: London, England : Michael Joseph, 2012
ISBN: 9780718159344
Branch Call Number: MYS Fran
Characteristics: 398p
Additional Contributors: Francis, Dick


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mlnorris1 Mar 20, 2017

I haven't read a Dick Francis book in awhile, but this one by son Felix was reminiscent of the ones I've read in year's past. An enjoyable read with the familiarity of the horse racing world.

Aug 26, 2016

This is an OK book by son Felix riding on the shoulders of a series of wonderful books by father Dick Francis. Some scenes seem to have been recycled out of older books - and overall, it's not up to the standards that a "Dick Francis Novel" should be.

Jan 20, 2014

The character development - not to mention overall length - is thin compared to his dad's books. The romantic interest is cartoonish.

Jun 14, 2013

easy, enjoyable read. love the racing world. as good as his father, Dick Francis, but not as dark.

Mar 28, 2013

how can I place a hold on this one? long lineup, to be sure, but would like to be in it????

jkn14x Dec 14, 2012

I've read all the Dick Francis novels, and I think the hero is always a decent man who goes up against great odds and wins due to his courage and intelligence. When there is a romantic interest, it may take place without marriage, but not with one of them being married to someone else. Dick Francis usually reserved adulterous behavior for the villains. Seems like his son doesn't have the same standards.

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