The narrator resigns his post at an Oxford school where Latimer's son has been educated. This enables him to develop his relationship with Latimer's wife, Francine, in order to discover more about Latimer himself – whose past is not what it seems.  As events descend into a spiral of distrust, jealousy, sex and murder, the narrator is increasingly certain that he is being haunted by the presence of Latimer's son – and that these unseemly happenings are more than just the product of his over-active imagination. A spine-chilling, psychological drama, Latimer shows Brian Martin at his most thoughtful, thrilling best.

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  • Brian Martin

    Brian Martin was appointed MBE for Services to English Literature in 2002. His literary criticism has appeared in the Spectator, the Times Literary Supplement, the Financial Times and Literary Review. He lives in Oxford, where he spent most of his career as a teacher. His first novel, North, was published by Macmillan New Writing, in 2006. His second novel, Latimer, was published in 2013. The Double Bind of Mr Rigby is his third, and he continues to write.

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