'Allbeury's people are real in the sense that Greene's or Maugham's are' - H.R.F. Keating in The Times
He had been born and brought up poor. Still poor, he had married - a wartime wedding. Quiet. Mary his wife came from the same street and was quietly happy. That was her ambition: to be quietly happy, and live where they'd always lived.
But then he started to become successful. A job turned into a career and the career demanded a move, and another. Mary, more and more unhappy, watched as he grew away from her and the background they shared. Where he saw new interests, she saw pretensions. Where he saw opportunity, she saw upheaval. Physically together, they were splitting apart.
And then he met Sally...
Glorious surprise from master thriller writer Ted Allbeury. Deserting spies, he creates a credible, engaging love story whose gimmick deserves to make THE CHOICE best of all his sellers. THE CHOICE will capture adults of either sex who long to be in love again - or pray to get over it - Daily Mail
Ted Allbeury manages this sleight of hand very competently, and of course the idea of anyone being permitted a second chance at life is irresistable - Daily Telegraph
There is the usual Allbeury pace and planning, but never has there been such a complex twist - yet he succeeds in being convincing - Manchester Evening News
Written from the heart - Sunday Express
Ted Allbeury was a lieutenant-colonel in the Intelligence Corps during World War II, and later a successful executive in the fields of marketing, advertising and radio. He began his writing career in the early 1970s and became well known for his espionage novels, but also published one highly-praised general novel, THE CHOICE, and a short story collection, OTHER KINDS OF TREASON. His novels have been published in twenty-three languages, including Russian. He died on 4th December 2005.
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