Author: Katharine Ann Angel
Release Date: 14th November 2015
Format: Paperback (302 pages)
‘In the time it took me to ski from the crevasse to the foot of the mountain, I convinced myself that what happened wasn’t my responsibility.’
Duncan Wilde – extreme skiing enthusiast
After an accident on a Swiss mountain, Duncan Wilde’s life changes for ever. On the surface he is a respectable husband and father; inside he suppresses a burden of guilt and grief that can only be calmed by the thrill of a secret existence. Duncan’s fantasies become reality but, when reality spirals out of control, there is no going back.
Hitch-hiker Hugo Quin is a scruffy loner, an extraordinarily joyful man who lives in the moment. A chance meeting with Duncan Wilde leads Hugo to Cornwall, where he becomes Duncan’s indispensable partner in a treacherous transaction.
With its cast of rich characters, The Burglar’s Baby examines the moral ambiguity that lies at the heart of us all. Sensitive, humorous and intensely moving, the book will leave you thinking long after you have turned the final page.
‘A baby is not a can of baked beans.
You can’t simply pick one off a supermarket shelf and take it home for supper.’
Terry O’Leary – host of the O’Leary Show