The Fall Guy

  • by James Lasdun
  • Narrated by Peter Brooke
  • 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is summer 2012. Charlie, a wealthy banker with an uneasy conscience, invites his troubled cousin, Matthew, to visit him and his wife in their idyllic mountaintop house. As the days grow hotter, the friendship between the three begins to reveal its fault lines, and with the arrival of a fourth character, the household finds itself suddenly in the grip of uncontrollable passions. Who is the real victim here? Who is the perpetrator? And who, ultimately, is the fall guy?
A story of fracture in paradise, where ancient resentments and current desires lurch violently to the surface and an idyllic summer retreat becomes a stage for lies, lust, and revenge, The Fall Guy is Lasdun's most entertaining novel yet: a taut psychological thriller that is superbly written, darkly vivid, with an unforgettably febrile atmosphere of erotic danger.


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Lots of irrelevant stuff that doesn't go anywhere, the ending is very disappointing, seems the author ran out of puff and wanted to wrap everything up rather too quickly. No likeable characters.
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- fenella

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-03-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios