Regular price: $25.19

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $25.19

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Ralph and Anna Eldred are an exemplary couple, devoting themselves to doing good. 30 years ago as missionaries in Africa, the worst that could happen did. Shattered by their encounter with inexplicable evil, they returned to England, never to speak of it again. But when Ralph falls into an affair, Anna finds no forgiveness in her heart, and 30 years of repressed rage and grief explode, destroying not only a marriage but also their love, their faith, and everything they thought they were.
©1994 Hilary Mantel (P)2011 W.F. Howes
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Patricia S. on 10-11-15

Beautifully written

I read again immediately on finishing as time frames rolled forward and back again. ...and because I wanted to live the story itself again.

Read More Hide me

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By MacGregor on 10-16-16

Moving tale of a family who try to "do good."

Believable people in a family story that includes a season in South Africa under apartheid. I listened to it twice.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2018 Audible, Inc