Thursday, 22 January 2009

The House at Riverton - Kate Morton

After reading Julie's recommendation for this book (synopsis is on that page too) I managed to get hold of a copy from my local hospice book shop. I finished reading it this morning.

Some books that are set in the present and then go back into a characters past can occasionally get a bit confusing with the to-ing and fro-ing, making it a struggle to remember what happened when..... but not this one. It's one of those books that just seems to grab you from the first page and keeps you absorbed in the story and characters throughout, no matter how many times you put it down and pick it up again.

The only thing I guessed correctly fairly early on, before having it confirmed in the story, was the identity of Grace's father. The ultimate secret came right at the end and I definitely didn't guess it...... or expect it. The way the revelation was done was quite clever too, I thought.

So glad you recommended it Julie, as it was an excellent read. :0)

Book will be registered with Book Crossing. It has also been offered to someone already - waiting for a reply. :0)


Julie said...

I'm so pleased you liked it too Karan. It got me hooked right from the start till the end too LOL

Karan said...

It also didn't help me get anything else done - had to know what happened! LOL