Jumping the Queue

A Novel
Author(s): Mary Wesley
Original Publish Date: Nov 12, 2013
Product Number: EB00106454
Released: Nov 12, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781480450561
Publisher: Open Road Media
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A "quirky, sad, and very funny" novel about suicide, matricide, and an unlikely love, from one of England's best-loved authors (The Guardian). Determined to end it all after the death of her husband, Matilda Poliport's carefully laid plans to kill herself are derailed when she comes to the rescue of another potential bridge jumper—a notorious young man on the run for having murdered his mother. Faced with the choice of either turning him in to the police or continuing on with her suicide attempt, Matilda makes the obvious decision and takes Hugh Warner home to stay with her while they both sort out what to do next. As Hugh and Matilda find surprising comfort in each other, secrets about Matilda's deceased husband are revealed, leaving Matilda to face some very uncomfortable facts about her life. And as the pair plot to help Hugh escape the law, they will both need to face the truth about themselves and how far they are willing to go for each other. This "virtuoso performance of guileful plotting, deft characterizations, and malicious wit" showcases the talents of Mary Wesley at her caustic and comical best (The Times, London).