They met on the eve of a battle. One enlisted to avoid prison, the other enlisted to avoid the money lenders. On the bloodied fields of France, Harry Connelly collapses beside the corpse of Andrew Conroy. It’s a risk, a hanging offence, it’s his only hope for a future. Harry swaps identity discs.
Now as Andrew, Henry is just another face in post war London until a letter arrives with a proposition. Accepting will plunge him into a nightmare of murder, family jealousy and greed. To survive he must live this lie without a mistake, until he falls in love with Lacey. To keep her he must tell the truth and face the consequences.
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The Proposition by Eileen Charboneau 6th July 2018 When once you once you practice to deceive, what a tangled web you weave is applicable to Ms Charbonneau’s novel, which begins in France 1918. While Harry Connelly lit a cigarette, a Canadian division was marching towards Ypres. Tomorrow, at dawn a co-ordinated attack would be launched on the Germans, tanks, infantry, artillery, cavalry and the newly-formed Royal Air force. Everyone, including Harry and his friend Andrew Conway, are scared. Neither Harry or Andrew know who their fathers were. Harry’s mum “didn’t have it easy She had to live on charity for a while and put up with back-handed comments about women on their own.” Andrew’s mother pretended she was a widow. At the front an eruption of scorching earth reared up and threw them to the ground. The wound in Harry’s leg will cripple him. Andrew is dead. To escape his past Harry joined the army, now he steals Andrew’s identity disc. If he goes through with his plan he will risk being hanged. . In London in 1919 Harry, receives a pension from the military after he receives his Protection Certificate and Certificate of Identity in the name of Andrew Haines Conway born 1892. When Andrew died, he didn’t know he had a half-brother, Elliot Haines. A letter addressed to Andrew arrives. Andrew and Elliot’s father is dead, When Harry meets Elliot offers Harry a shocking proposition that Harry refuses. Murder and mayhem, missing letters that are incriminating, romance, an abduction, a traumatised orphan, attempts on Harry’s life and that of the woman he protects ensue. The Proposition held my attention from the first page to the last when the plot unravelled. I congratulate Ms Charbonneau on writing this enthralling novel with believable larger than life characters.