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The perfect big bang that opens this book was too good to be true

<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Everyone in Bill Clegg’s psychological thriller Did You Ever Have a Family is touched by tragedy — except the reader</span></p>

19 September 2015

8:00 AM

19 September 2015

8:00 AM

Did You Ever Have a Family Bill Clegg

Cape, pp.293, £12.99, ISBN: 9780224102353

Houses, as any plumber will testify, do sometimes blow up in gas explosions, destroying their contents and inhabitants, but would that really happen on the night before a wedding in a swanky house in Connecticut, killing daughter, daughter’s fiancé and owner’s lover? It seems too good to be true —the perfect big bang to set a novel in motion — and it made me distrustful from the start.

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