A Question of Trust

Perhaps you’re aching for a seductively readable, lusciously page-turning, utterly compelling and hugely rewarding read? Fantastic fiction is, after all, an escape to another place or time than your own.


Look no further than Penny Vincenzi (http://pennyvincenzi.com/). Since her first novel, Old Sins, was published in 1989, Penny has written fourteen scorching masterpieces, most recently The Best of Times and the number one bestseller An Absolute Scandal. Penny trained to be an author when she went to secretarial college. She then joined the Mirror and later became a journalist, writing for the Daily Mail and Cosmopolitan among other reputable journals, before turning to fiction that is printed between hard covers. Several years later, over seven million copies of Penny’s books have been sold worldwide and she is universally held to be the ‘doyenne of the modern blockbuster’. The summary of her latest offering, A Question of Trust, is as follows.


In 1950s London, Tom Knelston is charismatic, charming, with a passion for politics and reform. He is a man with ambition – and someone to watch. His wife Alice, a former nurse, shares his ideals. They are the perfect match.


Then, out of the blue, Tom meets an old childhood acquaintance, the beautiful and unhappily married Diana Southcott, a sultry fashion model. In many ways, she is everything Tom fights against, but she is also irresistible and so, flirting with danger, they embark on an affair that is potentially damaging to both. The rotter Tom allows his animal nature to get the better of him. When his child becomes ill, Tom is forced to make decisions about his principles, his career, his marriage, and, most of all, his love for his child. It’s all so heartbreaking, and thrilling too.


A Question of Trust is a vintage Penny Vincenzi novel – all stereotypical characterization, life-changing decisions, love, desire, and conflict. Check if this complete drivel is in stock at your local library here by consulting the online catalogue at



768 pages in Headline Review

First published 2017

ISBN 978-0755377640


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