Literature & Fiction Delaney, Frank Pearl

ISBN 13: 9780002258296

Pearl

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9780002258296: Pearl

Marks the return of Nicholas Newman, the architect protagonist of the bestselling The Amethysts, which the critics called ‘unforgettable’.

Played out in the arena of football, Pearl is a compelling story in which the past rises to dominate the present and perhaps the future.

Nicholas Newman, affluent, successful, but emotionally unresolved, is a reluctant discoverer of events which took place during the Second World War. Placed under huge moral pressure by the terms of a dead friend’s bequest, he stumbles upon a secret that directs the violence on the football terraces of Europe.

One of his clients holds the key. Johan Pearl – ‘the Black Pearl’ – a Dutch international footballer has commissioned Newman to design his house. With the plans comes extraordinary violence and Nicholas Newman is once again at the centre of a psychological mystery that he can only resolve by examining his own life.

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Review:

The Amethysts:

‘The fusillade of shocks, and the crescendo of menace and confusion are contrived brilliantly. The pace rarely flags. Taut, tense and full of threatening emotional power.’
Daily Telegraph

‘Effortlessly hooks the reader. This mix of John Fowles-cum-Ian McEwan turns flammable.’
Guardian

‘The action pans across Europe with pace and verve, but all the time resonant with dark undertones… gripping.’
The Times

‘A psychological thriller as harrowing as it is absorbing… powerful, almost poetic prose style… always intense, emotional and uninhibited. This novel may prove unforgettable.’
Sunday Telegraph

‘Elegantly written and compellingly plotted.’
Sunday Times

‘A compelling novel, written with pace, verve and imagination.’
Mail on Sunday

From the Back Cover:

Played out in the arena of football, 'Pearl 'is a compelling story in which the past rises to dominate the present and perhaps the future.

Nicholas Newman, affluent, successful, but emotionally unresolved, is a reluctant discoverer of events which took place during the Second World War. Placed under huge moral pressure by the terms of a dead friend’s bequest, he stumbles upon a secret that directs the violence on the football terraces of Europe.

One of his clients holds the key. Johan Pearl – ‘the Black Pearl’ – a Dutch international footballer has commissioned Newman to design his house. With the plans comes extraordinary violence and Nicholas Newman is once again at the centre of a psychological mystery that he can only resolve by examining his own life.

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Delaney, Frank
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (1999)
ISBN 10: 0002258293 ISBN 13: 9780002258296
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