Wednesday, 12 November 2008

The House at Riverton

Last night i finished The House at Riverton by Kate Morton. I have thoroughly enjoyed this book, it held my interest right from the first page. Unfortunately i have to return it to the library at the Community Centre so cannot pass it on. It takes till the final page for you to read what 'actually' happened.

Within its four walls lay a secret that would last a lifetime

Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again.

Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long-consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge; something history has forgotten but Grace never could.

A thrilling mystery and a compelling love story, The House at Riverton will appeal to readers of Ian McEwan's Atonement, L.P. Hartley's The Go-Between, and lovers of the film Gosford Park.


Karan said...

That's definitely another one to go on my reading list - I want to know what happens & why! LOL