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Publisher's Summary

Their eyes met across a crowded room. She was just a poor servant girl, and he was the son of a rich industrialist.
Er, no, this is a Christopher Brookmyre novel, although the eyes meeting across a crowded room part is true. Where it differs from the fairy tales is that the room in question was crowded with hostages and armed bank robbers, and his eyes were the only part of him she could see behind the mask....
©2002 Christopher Brookmyre (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"A thriller, love story, social satire and a warning against taking absurdism too seriously." ( Time Out)
"Chris Brookmyre is a genius." ( Daily Mirror)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Jennifer Random on 08-26-15

new narrator please.

worst American accent ever. Bad pronunciation of names and "allegory". Still Love this book though

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5 out of 5 stars
By M. P. Saunders on 09-17-15

Brilliant

A brilliant story of deception and crime laced dark humour. I love Chris Brookmyres novels which always have a devilish twist at the end that keeps you guessing.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 03-16-18

Love the book, hated the accents.

Great story, and while the narrator's natural accent is wonderful, her American accents are terrible, they all sound the same, whether they are from Vegas or New England.

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