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The Night in Question by Susan Fletcher

When life becomes a mystery, it’s never too late to uncover the truth…

Florence Butterfield has lived an extraordinary life full of travel, passion and adventure. But, at eighty-seven, she suspects there are no more surprises to come her way.
 
Then, one midsummer’s night, something terrible happens – so strange and unexpected that Florrie is suspicious. Was this really an accident, or is she living alongside a would-be murderer? The only clue is a magenta envelope, discarded earlier that day. And Florrie – cheerfully independent but often overlooked – is the only person determined to uncover the truth.
 
As she does, Florrie finds herself looking back on her own life . . . and a longburied secret, traced in faded scars across her knuckles, becomes ever harder to ignore.

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