Change Here For Babylon

Nina Bawden

25 October 2012
186 pages


When Tom Harrington embarks on an affair with the beautiful and affectionate Emily Hunter, he has no idea how seriously his life will be affected. At first, it is a straightforward deception, requiring only the usual expected tasks of lying to their respective spouses and hiding their relationship from the public eye. Before a year is out, however, Tom and Emily’s love has somehow become the epicenter of a quickly unraveling web of treachery, jealousy, intrigue, and even murder.

As the facts become muddied and the casualties pile up, Tom tries to make sense of it all: his own responsibility and guilt; his mistress’s secrets and her husband’s slick exterior; his wife’s desperation and confusion. But the more control he tries to take, the less he finds he has, and the situation spirals ever quicker.

Change Here for Babylon is a gripping story of misplaced emotion and misguided action. It grabs the reader from the very start, racing along with the suspense of a brilliant crime novel and moving with grim inevitability towards its surprising conclusion.