Author(s): John Boyne
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas comes John Boyne's Next of Kin
It is 1936, and London is abuzz with gossip about the affair between King Edward VIII and Mrs. Simpson. Owen Montignac, the handsome and charismatic scion of a wealthy family, is anxiously awaiting the reading of his late uncle's will. He must pay £50,000 worth of gambling debts by Christmas or he'll soon find himself six feet under. In his desperation, he discovers that the royal scandal could provide the means for profit . . . and for murder.
An electrifying tale of blackmail and murder from the bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
A moving and insightful book. stylistically fluent and engages the reader with every word Irish Independent A narrative pace that never flags, a solid cast of characters, a vividly imagined recreation of period The Irish Times
John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of seven novels and two children's books, including the international bestsellers Mutiny on the Bounty, The House of Special Purpose and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which won two Irish Book Awards, topped the New York Times bestseller list and was made into a Miramax feature film. His books are published in over forty languages. He lives and writes in Dublin. For more information on John Boyne and his books, see his website at www.johnboyne.com