The Scapegoat - vintage book 1957 Author:Daphne Du Maurier They stood before a mirror. Jean, the Frenchman and John the Englishman. They were as alike as identical twins. Amazed by the resemblence, they had dinner together in the small provincial town, and ate and talked and drank. During the even John was drugged. The Frenchman took his baggage and papers and left his double to assume the life he no lo... more »nger wanted, the responsibilities he could no longer face. The next morning, John awakened in a strange hotel with the clothes and identification papers of his twin. While he was still puzzling over what happened, a chauffeur arrive to the Monsieur le Comte back to his chateau. John was no longer a professor in English university. He was the Count de Gue.
Wonderful book by the author of Rebecca - Don't Look Now - Jamaica Inn - Frenchman's Creek - and more. Wonderful mystery novel. What happens when a Frenchman and an Englishman trade places and lives? Loaded with suspense and crackling wit.« less