This Must Be the Place - Something Only He Can See - The Dark Oubliettes of the House Summary & Analysis

Maggie O'Farrell
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Something Only He Can See: Lucas, Cumbria, 1995 – Lucas smokes a cigarette out in his garden. Formerly social workers, Lucas and his wife, Maeve, now work as Outward Bound-type adventure guides for kids. Lucas takes a call from Claudette. Lucas asks where Claudette is, and Claudette asks if he fancies a quick change of scene.

A short time later, Lucas and Maeve are in northern Ireland, having arrived at a very rural airport. Claudette and baby Ari pick them up and take them to the run-down, isolated farmhouse she has purchased. Claudette lays out a request: she wants Lucas and Maeve to legally adopt Ari, though Ari will continue to live with Claudette. This will help her should she ever decide to get away for a while, she explains. Lucas makes Claudette promise him...

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