Part ghost story part love story this is an engaging narrative full of great writing. Ian Jarrett is drawn into a complex web of deceit from a chance encounter on the streets of Vienna when visiting on a photographic assignment. But his hopes of an enduring relationship is dashed on his return and the author spins a web with the confidence and clarity that you would expect from Goddard. He controls the pace of the narrative well although at times I felt that it dragged. With sufficient twists and turns taking Jarrett all over the country the story builds to a startling climax.