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Never Go Back

In the spellbinding new mystery by the master of
“the clever twist,” a group of ex-RAF comrades journey
to a Scottish castle for a reunion. But by the time they reach
their destination, two of them are dead.

Harry Barnett is leading a contented life in Vancouver with his
wife and daughter when he is brought back to England by the death
of his mother. He intends to spend just a few days sorting out her
affairs when a chance meeting he will regret for the rest of his
life makes him change his plans. Two old acquaintances from his
National Service days track Harry down to his mother’s house
— the last address they had for him. A lavish reunion has
been organized to mark the fiftieth anniversary of their RAF days.
Harry decides to go.

During the war, Harry and his fellow RAF conscripts spent three
months in a Scottish castle where they acted as guinea pigs in a
psychological experiment. The reunion is to take place in the same
castle. It will be a chance to see friends, settle old scores and
lay a few ghosts to rest.

The party begins on the train up to Aberdeen, until the apparent
suicide of one of their number shatters the holiday atmosphere.
Their arrival in Scotland seems under a cloud, and when another
comrade dies soon after their arrival, Harry is gripped by a sense
of foreboding. As well, the recollections of the old comrades of
their time in the castle are frighteningly different, and
unexplained events from 1955 still haunt them. As Harry tries to
solve the mystery of what really happened fifty years ago, he
uncovers an extraordinary secret that convinces him he will never
leave the castle alive.

NEVER GO BACK © Copyright 2011 by Robert Goddard. Reprinted
with permission by Delta. All rights reserved.

Never Go Back
by Robert Goddard

  • Publication Date: August 28, 2007
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Delta
  • ISBN-10: 038534063X
  • ISBN-13: 9780385340632