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Modern, original fiction for learners of English. A musician disappears, leaving only a strange e-mail message. Her husband, in a desperate search to find her, revisits their shared past and has to face up to some unpleasant realities, before trying to rebuild his life. His journey of discovery takes us across the world to Poland and Rio and deep into the human heart.
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Published November 25th 1999 by Cambridge University Press (first published May 13th 1999)
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Jun H
Feb 20, 2008 Jun H rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Student who try to learn English.
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Namiko
Mar 02, 2013 Namiko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I first thought it was a romance story but I found it a detective story too. It is one of the stories I cannot stop reading until the end.

It is very sad when you find out that you are someone's second best. Derek, Rachel, and Malgosia herself. I was glad it turned out that the "second bests" became just "the Bests!"
Olivia kim
Feb 12, 2008 Olivia kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is really exciting. From the beginning, i could not take my eyes off. Two different sources, music and a detective story, which seem never matched, are harmonized well in this book. One day, a wife disappeared, a husband set out on the road to find her,and finally he faced the truth about his wife. In addition, he opened his eyes to his life and real love.
I would like to discribe my reveiw with music. During the whole time, the up-beat tempo of the big drum reverberated in my mind. At
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Hyein
Apr 09, 2008 Hyein rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I read this book with an excitement. It make me curious about how the story will be going to go in the end. Even though I couldn't understand the main character's feeling or ending of this book, this book fasinated me. There was no dragging or slow tempo. The accidents happened in the first of the story and the hero traces it one by one. The story didn't have any unnecessary part. I liked it!
hima saki
Jul 06, 2008 hima saki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a musician disappear leaving only a strange email behind her
her husband search for her
revisits their shared past and has to face up to some unpleasant realities
before trying to rebuild his life
his journey of discovery takes us across the world to rio and deep into human heart
Robert
Sep 28, 2015 Robert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is wow! I didn't expect this book to be so good. After reading the first chapter I thought it was a romance novel, but after I discovered that was actually a thriller. Powerful emotions. I recommend this book.
Dana
Were reading this book in english class, and I just cannot remember reading such a bad book. ...more
Maryam
Jun 15, 2008 Maryam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is kind of a confusing book
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