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The Heat of Betrayal

(2015)
(The Blue Hour)
A novel by

 
 
From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Moment and Five Days comes a “completely absorbing and atmospheric” (Philip Kerr) novel about a woman whose husband disappears without a trace amidst the stunning, labyrinthine world of Morocco.

Robin knew Paul wasn’t perfect. But he said they were so lucky to have found each other, and she believed it was true. When he suggests a month in Morocco—where he once lived and worked, a place where the modern meets the medieval—Robin reluctantly agrees.

Once immersed into the swirling, white-hot exotica of a walled city on the North African Atlantic coast, Robin finds herself acclimatizing to its wonderful strangeness. Paul is everything she wants him to be—passionate, talented, knowledgeable. She is convinced that it is here that she will finally become pregnant.

But then Paul suddenly disappears, and Robin finds herself the prime suspect in the police inquiry. As her understanding of the truth starts to unravel, Robin lurches from the crumbling art deco of Casablanca to the daunting Sahara, caught in an increasingly terrifying spiral from which there is no easy escape.

For fans of thought-provoking page-turners such as The Talented Mr. Ripley, Douglas Kennedy’s The Blue Hour is a roller-coaster journey into a heart of darkness that asks the question: What would you do if your life depended on it?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A gripping thriller, this book poses a universal question: how far are we prepared to go in pursuit of the truth, and do we really want the answers when we find them?" - Louise Doughty

"The best book about Morocco since The Sheltering Sky. Completely absorbing and atmospheric." - Philip Kerr

"Douglas does it again! This is the kind of novel you absolutely cannot put down, the kind that gets your pulse racing, to such an extent you have to switch off your phone, ignore your entourage, and devour to the very end. Brilliantly compelling, startling, and exotic, definitely one of Kennedy's best works." - Tatiana De Rosnay


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Hardback Editions

May 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Blue Hour (Thorndike Peer Picks)
Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
ISBN: 1-4104-8944-2 / 978-1-4104-8944-9 (USA edition)
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February 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Blue Hour: A Novel
Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
ISBN: 1-4516-6637-3 / 978-1-4516-6637-3 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Blue Hour: A Novel
Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
ISBN: 1-4516-6639-X / 978-1-4516-6639-7 (USA edition)
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Heat of Betrayal
Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
ISBN: 0-09-958518-9 / 978-0-09-958518-3 (UK edition)
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Heat of Betrayal
Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
ISBN: 0-09-958519-7 / 978-0-09-958519-0 (UK edition)
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February 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Blue Hour
Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
ISBN: 1-5011-3999-1 / 978-1-5011-3999-4 (USA edition)
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April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Heat of Betrayal
Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
ISBN: 0-09-195372-3 / 978-0-09-195372-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Audio Editions

May 2015 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Heat Of Betrayal
Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
ISBN: 1-4450-4952-X / 978-1-4450-4952-6 (UK edition)
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May 2015 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Heat Of Betrayal
Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
ISBN: 1-4450-4953-8 / 978-1-4450-4953-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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April 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Heat of Betrayal
Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
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April 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Heat of Betrayal
Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
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April 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Heat of Betrayal
Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
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February 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Blue Hour: A Novel
Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
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April 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Heat of Betrayal
Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
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