Raised by a human rights activist and a mother who grew up in an apartheid-ravaged South Africa, Jake Whitmarsh was always destined to become a lawyer.
Whilst attending a conference in Paris, Jake has a liaison with an English woman in his hotel. The strong connection between them feels as if their paths had crossed before. Jake wakes to find she has left without saying goodbye or leaving any contact details.
Back in London, he meets up with Alice, a close friend who studied law with him at Cambridge. Alice is a beautiful hippy who side-stepped her legal career by embarking upon a gap year from which she seems never to have returned. She agrees to help trace the mysterious woman but. before they can devise a plan, Jake gets called to Kensington police station to represent a new client, Marcus Goodall, the owner of a luxury department store second only to Harrods.
As he prepares for the trial, Jake finds himself slipping further into Marcus’ high-powered world and discovers a secret that creates a desire to satisfy his own ends and question his integrity.
As the tension builds, Jake has to confront an even greater challenge as the true identity of his Parisian lover is revealed and his entire existence is shattered.
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About the Author
About Me I was born in London in 1964 and live in Frome, Somerset with my partner Linda, children that have yet to fly the nest and a mad dog. ‘Some Other Shadow’ is my first novel, but I am currently writing a second “Dropping the Lead” – a powerful story of separation triggered by the start of the Second World War which will be available later this year.