One fateful summer evening, businessman Robin Timariot meets a strikingly beautiful woman while out walking. They exchange only a few words, but those words prove to be unforgettable. A few days later, the newspapers are full of the rape and murder of Lady Louise Paxton - and to his horror, Timariot realises that this was the woman he met just hours before her death.
A man is swiftly charged and convicted of the crime, but a series of bizarre events begin to convince Timariot that all is not what it seems. Against his better judgment, he is soon sucked into the tortuous complexity of the dead woman's life. But the closer Timariot gets to the truth, the more hideous and uncertain it seems to be. And far too late, he realises that anybody who uncovers it is unlikely to live....
Ce que les auditeurs disent de Borrowed Time
- Stefan Wimmer
A classic Goddard with lengths
The story is a typical Goddard and comes with twists and turns. Unlike other of his book the dwelling on certain scenes and inner monologs is a bit exhausting. Also, I could have grabbed his anti-hero by the neck and shook him at times, because of the abundance of obviously foolish decisions he made. Well, it's a Goddard, after all.
John Telfer is a master narrator and I really enjoy his performance.