"["Going East] does for contemporary London what "The Bonfire of
the Vanities did for 1980s New York. Once you start reading, you
are unlikely to stop. Once you finish, it makes you think about the
world we have made for ourselves." --Allan Massie
Mia Taylor's life is enviable: she is loved by her glamorous,
powerful family, she has a high-profile career, she feels trust and
love for the world that surrounds her. And then a violent crime
destroys it all in one night. Struggling to overcome her anguish
and understand what has happened--and why--she immerses herself in
London's gritty East End, where raw reality confronts her daily. As
she starts to emerge from grief, she encounters clues to what may
have been a cover-up for her family's destruction. And in following
them she begins to piece together the truth about the men she once
revered. The evidence unravels against a complex urban backdrop,
rich with characters set in a legendary locale. Politics and
corruption, poverty and decadence, bigotry and class warfare
converge in a story and becomes a testament to the resilience that
is possible in the wake of turbulent times. "Going East is at once
a mystery and a love story; it" heralds the arrival of a brilliant
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