A Dick Francis Novel

Book - 2012
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When commentator Mark Shillingford watches his twin sister Clare come second in a race, he's immediately suspicious. An accomplished and successful jockey riding the favourite, Clare should easily have won.

Shocked that she might have thrown the race, he confronts his sister. Yet just hours after defiantly admitting what she's done, Clare jumps from a London hotel balcony to her death.

Devastated and almost overcome with guilt, Mark goes in search of answers. What led Clare to lose the race? Why did she take her own life?

But as he stumbles closer to the truth about his sister, Mark discovers that Clare had a lot to hide. That behind her death lies a great deal more than some fixed races. And that it may not have even been suicide . . .

Praise for Felix Francis

'The Francis flair is clear for all to see.' Daily Mail

'The master of suspense and intrigue.' Country Life

'A tremendous read.' Woman's Own

Publisher: London : Michael Joseph, c2012.
ISBN: 9780718193171
Characteristics: 398 p. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Francis, Dick


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mlnorris1 Mar 20, 2017

I haven't read a Dick Francis book in awhile, but this one by son Felix was reminiscent of the ones I've read in year's past. An enjoyable read with the familiarity of the horse racing world.

Aug 26, 2016

This is an OK book by son Felix riding on the shoulders of a series of wonderful books by father Dick Francis. Some scenes seem to have been recycled out of older books - and overall, it's not up to the standards that a "Dick Francis Novel" should be.

Jan 20, 2014

The character development - not to mention overall length - is thin compared to his dad's books. The romantic interest is cartoonish.

Jun 14, 2013

easy, enjoyable read. love the racing world. as good as his father, Dick Francis, but not as dark.

Mar 28, 2013

how can I place a hold on this one? long lineup, to be sure, but would like to be in it????

jkn14x Dec 14, 2012

I've read all the Dick Francis novels, and I think the hero is always a decent man who goes up against great odds and wins due to his courage and intelligence. When there is a romantic interest, it may take place without marriage, but not with one of them being married to someone else. Dick Francis usually reserved adulterous behavior for the villains. Seems like his son doesn't have the same standards.

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