Absent in the Spring

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What to expect

A striking novel of truth and soul-searching.

Returning from a visit to her daughter in Iraq, Joan Scudamore finds herself unexpectedly alone and stranded in an isolated rest house by flooding of the railway tracks.
Looking back over the years, Joan painfully re-examines her attitudes, relationships and actions and becomes increasingly uneasy about the person who is revealed to her…

Famous for her ingenious crime books and plays, Agatha Christie also wrote about crimes of the heart, six bittersweet and very personal novels, as compelling and memorable as the best of her work.

Critics Review

  • ‘The one book that has satisfied me completely – the book I always wanted to write.’ Agatha Christie

    ‘A tour de force which should be recognized as a classic.’ New York Times

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