Lady Wainwright presides over gothic gloom at her country estate of Belting, in mourning for her two sons lost in the Second World War.
Long afterwards a stranger arrives at the house, claiming to be one of the missing sons, David, who was not killed after all but held captive for years in a Soviet prison camp. With Lady Wainwright’s health fading, her inheritance is at stake, and the family is torn apart by doubts over its mysterious long-lost son. Belting is shadowed by suspicion and intrigue – and then the first body is found
The Man Who . . .
The only fan letter I ever wrote was to Julian Symons (1912–94). A polymath – poet, editor, biographer, historian, novelist and reviewer – his non-fiction books encompassed Dickens, Carlyle,...Read more