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A newly reissued edition of an Agatha Christie - writing as Mary Westmacott - 'Crime of the Heart' novel about a woman on the verge of suicide. "In Celia we have more nearly than anywhere else a portrait of Agatha." (Max Mallowan)

Bereft of the three people she has held most dear - her mother, her husband and her daughter - Celia is on the verge of suicide. Then one night on an exotic island she meets Larraby, a successful portrait painter, and through a long night of talk reveals how she is afraid to commit herself to a second chance of happiness with another person, yet is not brave enough to face life alone. Can Larraby help Celia come to terms with the past or will they part, her outcome still uncertain?

©2011 Agatha Christie (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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  • Helen Fearn
  • 06-20-17

One of the better Mary Westmacott novels .

There's a lesson in this book about red flags in a marriage. An earlier time.