No one knows for sure what happened to Lord Lucan, since he went missing in 1974. Lord Lucan My Story is the guesswork of William Coles, a writer who quite clearly has spent a lot of time researching the material that forms the basis of the narrative of the book. In language that the seventh Earl of Lucan could have used, it looks at his remorse following the murder of his children’s Nanny Sandra Rivett, his disappearance, and what really happened to him. Using the kindness of his well healed friends John Aspinall, and the more nefarious Jimmy Goldsmith, it shows how the Lord spent months in a secret hiding hole at Aspinall’s expansive home, and from there he escapes to India, where he is unknown, even though in England he has become famous as the Earl who fell from grace. There is much pathos in the book, with Lucan regretting the fact he never saw his children grow up, and if he made contact with them again, it would up-root any lives and existence that they have managed to develop for themselves. Much of the narrative looks at Lucan’s drug addiction, and the effect it has on his life, his health, and how he sees himself, but it also looks at his flowering relationship with Karen, who looks after him, and helps his drug rehabilitation, even though it is all in vain, with Lucan in a hospital at the end of the novel, telling a nurse who he really is, and for her not to believe a word he says. The book is clearly a work of fiction, but as always when works of fiction are based on real life events, things have to be weighted accordingly. I would wonder what Lucan’s children would think of the book, but it is a good read, and helps to give some insight into one of the most well known mysteries of the past 40 years. Rating: 7/10