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The Shadow of the Rope

E. W. Hornung

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Rachel Minchin stands in the dock, accused of murdering the dissolute husband she was preparing to leave. The trial is sensational, and public opinion vehemently and almost universally against her. When the jury astonishes and outrages the world with a vedict of Not Guilty, Rachel quickly finds herself in need of protection. It comes in the form of a surprising offer of marriage from a mysterious stranger who has sat through every day of her trial. The marriage to this intriguing stranger, Mr. Steel, is by mutual agreement to be a platonic one, the only condition of which is that neither is ever to question the other about the past. The two travel to Steel’s remote country estate, where Rachel accidentally discovers that her second husband’s past was somehow intertwined with her first husband’s history – but how, exactly, and why he determined to marry her, Steel will not say. As her doubts about her husband increase, local busybodies threaten to unearth Rachel’s own past. And that is the least of the secrets that comes to light as this entertaining mystery unfolds. (Introduction by Christine Dufour)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 59m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:25