'The Guest Who Stayed' is a debut novel by Roger Penfound.
In the gloom and austerity of post First World War Britain, three young people are brought together in a sleepy English market town – each with a burning desire to break away from the poverty and deprivation that has beset their youth. The arrival of a war damaged veteran in their midst challenges their idealistic hopes for the future unleashing passion, deceit and betrayal into their nascent lives. Years later the repercussions of this tragedy return to haunt the next generation. Against a backdrop of a new world war, one couple’s search for love is cruelly threatened when a crime hidden for many years is finally brought to the surface exposing the fragile relationships within a family that harbours a terrible secret.
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