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About the book
  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407068275
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

Name To A Face


When Tim Harding agrees to do a friend a favour by bidding for an antique ring at an auction on his behalf, he is unaware of the secrets tied up with it - secrets that date back three hundred years.

But the ring is stolen before it can be sold, and a shocking murder follows. Harding is quickly thrown into a web of conspiracies surrounding the ring's origins. As he draws closer to the heart of the mystery, he comes across a young woman he is certain he recognizes, even though they have never met.

But as he goes in search of her identity, his life begins to fall apart. Somewhere, a perilous truth awaits him, coupled with a terrible realization: those who uncover that truth cannot be allowed to live...

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407068275
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

About the Author

Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire in 1954. He was educated at Price’s School Fareham, and Peterhouse, Cambridge where he read History. He unsuccessfully pursued various career options, finally spending ten years as a local government officer. Frustrated with a lot of contemporary fiction, he set out to write a novel that did what he wanted more novels to do: tell a tightly constructed and densely plotted story engrossingly and satisfyingly. The result was Past Caring and when it became a success he realised that he had, in fact, always been a writer.

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Praise for Name To A Face

“An absorbing read from a truly creative storyteller...A dizzying sequence of twists, handled with Goddard's customary aplomb, make Name to a Face both an excellent introduction to his work and a treat for diehard fans”


“Mysterious, dramatic, intricate, fascinating and unputdownable...Goddard is the crime writers' crime writer”

Daily Mirror

“An intriguing plot, clever twists, surprise elements, believable characters and unexplained history explored...A real page-turner”


“The master of the clever twist”

Sunday Telegraph

“Goddard rarely disappoints...Meticulous planning, well-drawn characters and an immaculate sense of place...A satisfying number of twists and shocks along the way”

The Times

“When it comes to duplicity and intrigue, Goddard is second to none...A master of manipulation”

Daily Mail

“One of Britain's finest thriller writers”

Time Out

“Combines the expert suspense manipulation skills of a Daphne du Maurier romance with those of a John Le Carre thriller”

New York Times

“A meticulously plotted tale of intrigue with his characteristic combination of contemporary invention and accurate historical detail”

Literary Review

“Excellent...anyone who enjoys mystery, edge of the seat suspense and a good plot should read this”

New Books

“It is certainly well worth unplugging the phone and immersiing yourself in another Goddard adventure”


“A real page turner, full of surprises to the very end”

Woman's Weekly

“The plotting in this intelligent thriller is exceptionally good. Goddard's greatest strength is his ability to operate like a literary conjurer; we know he will give us a twist or surprise in almost every chapter, but time and time again he hits us with it from an unexpected direction”

The Spectator

“Admirers of Goddard will know that they are in safe hands, as ever”

Good Book Guide

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