The Raven on the Water summary Í 8

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The Raven on the Water summary Í 8 ´ Back in 1964 Peter Redburn and his best friend Richard had spent a golden summer holiday playing out their special game – a private world of secret rituals and oaths of loyalty sworn for eternity It was all very innocent until James and Kate joined in And then one night their childish game turned to tragedy Ery innocent until James and Kate joined in And then one night their childish game turned to tragedy Now an adult Peter has never been able to escape his own feelings of guilt about the events that summer So wh. This author's style is similar to that of British mystery author Robert Goddard Like Goddard Taylor is a real story teller taking great pains with plot and character detail and his protagonist is an amateur sleuth whose circumstances dictate the need to investigate something that would never come to the attention of authoritiesThe story is long and involved and in fact seems to drag on at times It probably could have been shortened a bit with the same effect Character development is very good and the setting goes very effectively back and forth between two time periods relating change over time in the lives of the main characters This story doesn't take as many twists and turns as it could have but there is a surprise ending which I managed to figure out just before it became obvious While this is not a suspense filled story it's worth the effort if you like long plodding detailed British mysteriesThis novel was originally published in 1991 I believe I saw somewhere that it had a different title originally This and two of the author's other three stand alone novels The Barred Window and A Stain on the Silence were republished in 2007 by Penguin The author also has two British detective series

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Back in 1964 Peter Redburn and his best friend Richard had spent a golden summer holiday playing out their special game – a private world of secret rituals and oaths of loyalty sworn for eternity It was all v. The Raven on the Water by Andrew Taylor B plus Narrated by Cornelius Garrett produced by BBC Audio downloaded from audiblecomThis is a stand alone It involves three families who are totally and almost incestuously entertwined We have Kate and Richard; James and Ginnie; and we have Peter These kids played together invented a game something like Dunces and Dragons and entertained themselves and in their own world Then the boys threesome is broken up when James introduces Kate into their play Richard is becoming and disenchanted with James and his games Peter is jealous because he’s attracted to Kate and Kate and James seem to be attracted to each other Then there is a tragic accident and Richard is killed But as the children grow up Peter starts to believe that James engineered Richard’s death He is asked by James to write his biography and he begins working with James on the book He takes the opportunity to look into the diaries they kept as children and learns some interesting things As time goes on he with information he’s getting from Kate becomes convinced that James is trying to kill Kate and him Peter Things come to a climax But were the deaths in the book accidental And if not is James the one really to blame And will anyone know the truth A very haunting book that makes you feel claustrophobic because everyone is so entertwined

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The Raven on the WaterEn he stumbles across a hoard of childhood memories he knows he must search out the truth And with a funeral bringing all participants together again bitter rivalries and sordid secrets are about to be unearthe. Very well written and engaging book but I did guess the mystery long in advance and that can't be good when you read a mystery