Troubador Flight Path

Released: 28/08/2020

ISBN: 9781838594657

eISBN: 9781838595845

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Flight Path

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There is always a before and an after…


Sophie and Miles have a long marriage, twin daughters, a close-knit circle of friends and a happy home, until an accusation of inappropriate sexual conduct with a pupil blows everything apart. Sophie knows Miles as her husband of thirty years, the father to their twins and a dedicated teacher. Could he really be a sexual abuser? As the trial approaches, Sophie must ask herself if Miles is merely a bumbling innocent or a scheming manipulator. Flight Path explores the effect that an accusation of sexual assault has on a family. Guilty or Innocent, nobody wins. 

“It’s rare to read a novel that is as gripping as it is subtle. Flight Path is that novel. Buried within the story of a marriage coming undone is a compelling exploration of our moral and sexual confusions – and of one of our worst fears: that of the predator. E. J. Pepper delivers a disquieting, absorbing story. Throughout, she reveals our human frailties and bonds with delicacy and power.” Alison MacLeod, Booker prize long-listed author of Unexploded

Flight Path is an intriguing and fascinating book. The synopsis sets out the story very well; Sophie and Miles married and had their twin girls later in life and so find themselves in their early sixties with their girls only just starting university. Their world is turned upside down when Miles is accused of sexually assaulting a pupil at the school where he has taught for many years. They are in danger of losing everything they know. Could the young boy be telling the truth? Is it possible that Miles could be the man the boy describes? Could everything Sophie has ever thought about Miles be a lie?
Flight Path is made such a good book by the characters involved, which is a testament to the skill of author’s writing. Neither Sophie and Miles are flawless and as the book develops we learn more about each of them.
Throughout the book I kept changing my opinion of Miles; I will not say how I thought of him in the end as I will leave you to make your own decision.
A very interesting read.

by NetGalley review


Flight Path is an intriguing and fascinating book. The synopsis sets out the story very well; Sophie and Miles married and had their twin girls later in life and so find themselves in their early sixties with their girls only just starting university. Their world is turned upside down when Miles is accused of sexually assaulting a pupil at the school where he has taught for many years. They are in danger of losing everything they know. Could the young boy be telling the truth? Is it possible that Miles could be the man the boy describes? Could everything Sophie has ever thought about Miles be a lie?
Thanks to NetGalley for a Kindle copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

by NetGalley review


This novel touches on the after-effects of an extremely painful subject, sexual misconduct. The repercussions for the accused and his family, as well as the hardships the accusing party has to go through, are what makes the story so realistic.

by NetGalley review


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