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The Radio 2 Book Club: With Karen Perry

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Simon discusses The Boy That Never Was with author Karen Perry, who are actually two Irish writers, in the Radio 2 Book Club. We'll also hear from our listener reviewers about what they thought.
There will be a brand new Confession, your oldie suggestions and we'll help you with your homework.
Matt Williams will have the latest sport and Rebecca Pike brings us the money news.

The Book: Five years ago, three-year-old Dillon disappeared. For his father Harry - who left him alone for ten crucial minutes - it was an unforgiveable lapse. Yet Dillon's mother Robin has never blamed her husband: her own secret guilt is burden enough. Now they're trying to move on, returning home to Dublin to make a fresh start.

But their lives are turned upside down the day Harry sees an eight-year-old boy in a crowd. A boy Harry is convinced is Dillon. But the boy vanishes before he can do anything about it. What Harry thought he saw quickly plunges their marriage into a spiral of crazed obsession and broken trust, uncovering deceits and shameful secrets. Everything Robin and Harry ever believed about each other is cast into doubt.

1 hour, 55 minutes

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Tue 6 May 2014 17:05

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