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Andrew Garve
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The Narrow Search

3.3  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
It doesn't take Clare Hunter many years of married life to discover that her husband, Arnold, is ruthless and unscrupulous. But it is not until she attempts to break up their unsatisfactory marriage that she herself becomes victim of his power-complex.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published August 25th 1978 by Remploy (first published 1957)
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Oct 23, 2015 Gerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In 'The Narrow Search', Andrew Garve builds the tension page by page. It is not a murder tale, it is not a detective tale, it is simply a thrilling story of blackmail and abduction that keeps the reader on the edge of the seat as it unfolds.

Clare and Arnold Hunter are seemingly happily married but then the relationship sours and eventually Clare sees no alternative but to leave her husband. In an attempt to prevent her leaving him he resorts to blackmail of a highly specialised variety thus sett
Christopher Winterburn
another great thriller written in the 1950's. A very original plot with lots of twists to it. Pleasing characters. It came to a conclusion a bit too suddenly though. I'd have liked to have seen it build up a bit. The end seemed rushed.

That aside, a very enjoyable read.
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Dec 24, 2015 Prakash Loungani rated it did not like it
Boring book on a depressing topic (missing child)
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Andrew Garve was the pen name of Paul Winterton (1908-2001). He was born in Leicester and educated at the Hulme Grammar School, Manchester and Purley County School, Surrey, after which he took a degree in Economics at London University. He was on the staff of The Economist for four years, and then worked for fourteen years for the London News Chronicle as reporter, leader writer and foreign ...more
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