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Published by The Book Guild Ltd, 28 May 2018. ISBN:
Hannah Hoare are exceedingly precocious, identical twins. Born to a
vicar and his librarian wife in a village a cycle ride from Oxford and more
or less abandoned to the care of a lazy and corrupt “treasure”, the twins
racketed their way through schools and university, not to mention more or less
every young man they could get their hands on, before emerging beautiful and
clever from their student days.
take up their professional positions as lawyers, and become more independent of
each other, the twins agree that a little variety might not go amiss so they
adopt different clothes and hairstyles. Hannah marries a lost and lonely
Russian student, Igor, and “takes over” a dormant law practice in vibrant
Acton. Sophie remains single, makes other businesslike arrangements for
her sex life, and becomes a partner in a huge and prestigious city law firm
starts when Igor’s Russian connections introduce Bronia Seratov to Hannah’s
firm. Bronia wants a divorce, and a huge settlement from her Russian
oligarch husband. He wants a divorce but doesn’t want to part with his
money. Open warfare follows which, after various twists and turns,
results in Sophie charging round Europe with Hannah’s two children whilst she
tries to escape the wrath of ruthless, rich Russians.
to suspend disbelief is essential whilst reading Double Exposure. With only 167 pages, and each of the characters
describing their part in the plot in a series of very short sections, it would
make an ideal travelling companion. However, I would have to admit that
once I started to read it, I couldn’t put it down.
Reviewer: Angela Crowther
was educated at St Paul's School in London and Emmanuel College in Cambridge,
Michael worked as a solicitor in a private practice for 50 years. Drawing on
his experiences in law, Michael later turned to writing gripping legal
thrillers and his first book, Low Life
Lawyer received rave reviews from The Times, Law Society Gazette and
Solicitors Journal, to name but a few. Double
Exposure is the second thriller in the lawyers' library series by lawyer
Angela Crowtheris a
retired scientist. She has published many scientific papers but, as yet,
no crime fiction. In her spare time Angela belongs to a Handbell Ringing
group, goes country dancing and enjoys listening to music, particularly the
operas of Verdi and Wagner.