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3.00218340611354 out of 53.00218340611354 out of 53.00218340611354 out of 53.00218340611354 out of 53.00218340611354 out of 5 3.00 (916 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Graham Swift Narrator: Graeme Malcol Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Former London police detective George Webb, “booted off the force” for trying in all the wrong ways to put away the right man, is now a private investigator specializing in matrimonial cases. He has crossed a line with a client, wholly upending his own life.

By the close of this remarkable novel, which unfolds over the course of one day in George’s life and mind, we will know him intimately from his childhood secrets to his fall from grace as a cop.

In its slow and revelatory accumulation of physical and emotional detail, The Light of Day illumines the ambiguities at the heart of the most profound and inexplicable human emotions: fear and hate, love and desire.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David | 2/9/2014

    " Graham Swift at his best, a thoroughly entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ann A | 1/29/2014

    " The story follows the thoughts of an ex-policeman for one day, as he remembers events from his life, particularly one that occurred two years earlier. The book keeps jumping around from past to present, and had the potential to be a mess, but I think the skilled writing of Swift makes it work. I got a little bored towards the end, but overall a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stef Smulders | 11/27/2013

    " Minimal Music of the Mind, that's what this book presents you with. Incredibly precise portrait of the thoughts of private detective Webb, during a memorial day, with several flashbacks. The author succeeds in keeping this complicated structure clear enough to be followed by the reader. Whereas the form of this prose is fascinating, the content lacks tension and the plot is rather straightforward. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Becky | 11/9/2013

    " Coming straight after Oscar Wao, this book had a lot to live up to. It's a strange novel, in that there was never a point I really felt I enjoyed it. But it was sinister and encompassing, and very interesting. It's narrated by George, a failed cop turned private detective, as he tries to deal with a serious crime committed by one of his clients, and his personal feelings towards her. It's confessional, it's complex and confused, and undoubtably human. Another really good read. "

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About the Author
Author Graham Swift

Graham Swift is the author of eight novels, including the Booker Prize–winning Last Orders and Waterland, which won the Guardian Fiction Award. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages. He lives in London.