By Beryl Bainbridge
Joseph makes a decision to take his mistress and son, including a number of pals, to stick in a cabin in private Wales for the weekend - with totally disastrous effects. Beryl Bainbridge's reward for deadpan discussion and spare narrative, and her darkly comedian imaginative and prescient of the area, are all in proof during this early novel.
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Could Lucky have come back without telling anyone? Her neighbor had moved in a couple of weeks ago, after all. And the Whisper Falls area was pretty isolated, a good place to keep to oneself—which was exactly why she’d chosen it. Still, it made no sense. If Lucky had come home to Destiny, why wouldn’t he contact his family? And she certainly saw Rachel and Mike often enough to know nothing monumental like that had occurred. ” he asked, eyes narrowed slightly. Oh crap. Not really. I’ve lost Amy’s cat.
Something-or-other on it. . ” Rachel simply shook her head, clearly still trying to absorb it. “What did he say? Why is he back? ” “I don’t know,” Tessa explained, “because he didn’t say much. And I wasn’t sure I should ask him or even let him know I recognized him. . ” Now Rachel gasped, too. ” Then she gritted her teeth. “God, if this is really him, should you be living next door to him? Out there in the middle of nowhere? ” Tessa cast a dry look. ” Rachel appeared deadly serious. ” “Yes, I know that.
Knightley likes to play with yarn. ” Shut up, shut up, shut up. “Afraid I haven’t unpacked my knitting basket yet,” he said, his dry tone confirming what she already knew: Biker dudes didn’t have yarn, red or otherwise. Only then he looked over his shoulder, toward his house. ” And as he turned and walked away, toward his house, she realized his T-shirt didn’t only advertise Harley Davidson. On the back, in red lettering, were the words Lucky’s Custom Bike Painting. Holy crap. She’d been right.