Clutch of Phantoms - Clare LaytonIbooks, 2004, Paperback ..
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Three women seek to escape the clutches of the past. Cass Evesham is reeling from the abrupt ending of an affair when she gets even more shocking news: the grandmother whom she thought dead is a celebrated murderess, just released on parole. Cass' grandmother, Livia Claughton, moves into a safe house under an assumed name. The last twenty-five years in prison have been long punishment for a very different crime from the one for which she was convicted. Julia Gainsborouth, actress daughter of the famous diva killed in her prime, is determined to restart her flagging career-and settle some of her demons-by starring in a cycle of revenge plays. In a Cumbrian village, remote from London, their stories intertwine in a fast-paced, powerful novel that explores questions about the roots of violence and the potential for change. 323pp.
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