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Murder and Intrigue in Shepperton By Monica Chard, Editor

Shepperton is the setting for a new crime novel by local author Richard Godwin. Richard is an international novelist, with such works as Mr Glamour and Apostle Rising to his name.

Having lived in Surrey most of his life he has set One Lost Summer in Shepperton, where he once lived. The protag- onist lives in Broad- lands Avenue and he shops locally. Rex Allen loves star quality in women. He moves into a new house in a heat wave. His next door neighbour is the beautiful Evangeline

Glass. She invites him to one of her many summer parties, where he meets her friends and her possessive husband Harry. Rex gets a feeling he knows Evangeline. He starts to spy on her and becomes convinced she is some- one other than who she pretends to be. When he discovers she has a lover, he blackmails her into playing a game of identity that ends in disaster. The story introduces a range of characters, weaving a web of intrigue. No one is quite who they seem to be, all hiding secrets of one sort or another. Once you have read this, you may never look at your neighbours in the same way again!

It is a haunting love story really, although reviewers are saying it is a Noir novel with a strong element of psychological suspense. The setting is almost exclusively Shepperton, so there will be lots of familiar places in the narrative.

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Shepperton Matters has two signed copies of the novel available to our readers. If you would like a chance of a copy then send an email to us: Put the subject NOVEL and please in- clude your name and address in the email. We will draw two winners at the end of July.

One Lost Summer will be on sale this summer from good bookshops and from Amazon. All characters are fictional, but I am sure you will not be able to stop yourself wondering if any of them seem vaguely familiar!

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