The Swap by Antony Moore PDF

By Antony Moore

ISBN-10: 1409079732

ISBN-13: 9781409079736

First released in nice Britain in 2007 through Harvill Secker

Ever have a second you would like you may undo? A wickedly incredible story of revenge, secret, and destiny, Antony Moore’s The Swap is straight away a gripping mystery and a hilarious black comedy—a ebook for an individual who’s ever puzzled what may have been...

Harvey Briscow—smoker, drinker, comic-shop owner—is dealing with one other university reunion again in Cornwall. Having spent the final 20 years second-guessing himself, Harvey isn’t overjoyed on the prospect of unveiling his classmates the mess he’s made from his existence. yet this can be Harvey’s 20th reunion, a milestone that each one yet promises that Charles “Bleeder” Odd—the freakish reject who made off with Harvey’s now-priceless Superman One comedian in a school-yard swap—will be in attendance.

But while Harvey returns to Cornwall, hoping to retrieve his comedian, he’s met with various surprises. . . . Bleeder is now dazzlingly successful—and really content material to monitor Harvey squirm, refusing to recognize their long-ago exchange. And Harvey—fueled through drink and the promise of an attractive woman—soon makes a fateful selection, one he immediately needs he may possibly undo. A lifeless physique and an enraged husband additional complicate concerns . . . yet there’s a silver lining during this unusual chain of occasions: all at once one undesirable change is the least of Harvey’s regrets. . . .

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Sein wütendes Schnauben ignorierte sie. », bellte Smith. » Marla schrie, doch Smith schrie noch lauter. » Ohne weiter nachzudenken, rannte Sara gebückt zum nächsten Tisch, in der Hoffnung, Smith konzentrierte sich auf Brad. Sie hielt den Atem an, wartete auf Schüsse. », rief Smith. Brads Stimme war erstaunlich ruhig. «Wir sind hier. Nicht schießen. Da bin nur noch ich und drei kleine Mädchen. » �Ich kann nicht, Mann. » Marla schrie: «Bitte nicht –» Doch wieder wurde sie mit einem Schlag zum Schweigen gebracht.

Ich habe schon mit den Kindern gesprochen», sagte Sara, auch wenn «Kinder» irreführend war. Das jüngste Kind der Verstorbenen war fast dreißig Jahre älter als Sara. » �Schön», sagte Jeffrey und unterschrieb auf der letzten Seite. Dann warf er den Bericht auf die Ecke des Tischs und steckte die Kappe auf seinen Stift. » Sara zuckte die Achseln, sie wusste nicht, was sie antworten sollte. Die Beziehung zu ihrer Schwester schien genauso den Bach runterzugehen wie die mit Jeffrey. » Er lehnte sich in seinem Stuhl zurück.

Die Zufahrtsstraße des College wurde vom Chevy der Campus-Security abgeriegelt, doch der Möchtegerncop, der in dem Wagen sitzen sollte, war nirgends zu sehen. Lena stand auf dem Bürgersteig und blickte die Straße hinunter. Fast rechnete sie damit, Steppenläufer vorbeiwehen zu sehen. Das Schaufenster der Reinigung war dunkel getönt, sodass sich selbst aus nächster Nähe kaum etwas im Innern erkennen ließ. Lena nahm an, dass Jeffrey hier die Kommandozentrale eingerichtet hatte. Hinter dem Gefängnis war nur der Parkplatz, und die Gefangenen hatten die Türen mit Sicherheit längst verbarrikadiert.

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