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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

1. The Skin of Water by Greg Johnston
Passions flare and alliances shift in this breathtaking story of survival set during the final days of World War II in Hungary.
Young Zeno dreams of moving to Budapest and becoming a great filmmaker in the Hungarian film studios. But one evening he follows Catherine Steiner, a guest at the exclusive lakeside resort where he works as a bellboy, into the forest. Unknowingly he dives into her life, changing his forever.
Her husband is a wealthy industrialist with the power to create – or crush – Zeno. Despite Catherine’s protests, Zeno moves to Budapest and takes a servant’s job in the Steiner house, shining her husband’s shoes while hearing the family’s secrets.
All Zeno and Catherine have are precious hours in a secret apartment, tucked above the uneasy streets of a city at war, their affair a flimsy wall against a future no one can see or predict. Until it arrives.
The e-book copy given away by the author, Greg Johnston on occasion of his guest post here on FLY HIGH, Come to the Cabaret, has been won by Krista. 
Visit G S Johnston online at or follow him on Twitter at @GS_Johnston

Tom-All-Alone's by Lynn Shepherd

Tom-All-Alone's is a dark and gripping Victorian murder mystery, immersing the reader in a grim London underworld

It's a highly compelling, immaculately written 19th-century murder mystery. --Independent on Sunday 

A necessary eye for squalor, meticulous research and deft plotting, as well as the ability to handle the difficult God's-eye-view narration with'll be guaranteed to enjoy. --The Guardian

This brilliant new novel , given away by Corsair & Random House UK publishers,  has been won by Steph!


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