From the best-selling author of Time’s Legacy and Lady of Hay comes her thrilling new novel River of Destiny.
On the banks of the River Deben in Suffolk lies a set of barns dating back to the Anglo Saxons. Within their walls, secrets have been buried deeply. Zoe and Ken have just moved into one of the barns, ready to start a new life away from the hustle and bustle of the city. To the outside world they seem like an ordinary couple, but underneath they are growing more distant by the day. And when Zoe becomes close to local recluse, Leo, she finds her attraction to him undeniable.
Whilst farmers are ploughing the land surrounding the barns, sets of human bones are found and when the police arrive it becomes clear that the bones are much older than first suspected…. From an ancient burial ground to a Victorian murder, Erskine will have you gripped to her every word as the mystery unfolds.
©2012 Barbara Erskine (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
The audiobook is an interesting and entertaining experience ... Although engaging, the book does not provoke deeper thoughts or lasting impression... It is, however, amongst the most entertaining books I have listened to so far.
The Book isn't as good as The Lady of Hay but is similarly structured.
I didn't really have a favourite, but I found Gina conveyed a variety of characters very effectively.
No, it just was good entertainment.
"Spoiled by the narrator"
I love Barbara Eskine and had been waiting for this for a while, but i so wish i had bought the written version. The story is excellent but this narrator ran one section into another - barely drawing breath and when you are changing time zones you really need at least a short pause in between. Often taken by surprise by scene and character changes because of this, then taking a few seconds to get back on course with the story , sometimes winding back to clarify at which point the change had happened. Reading was flat and boring. Such a shame because as always Barbara Erskine has written an excellent tale.
"Barbara Erskine at her best"
I love the mix of real and ghostly in Barbara Erskines books. This keeps you on your toes.
I absolutely loved this story, or rather collection of intermingling stories. Very cleverly written and researched. The writing is very atmospheric and I could feel the terror of the characters when they were confronted with the ghosts - especially the ship. A book I will listen to again and again.
"Anglo Saxon Ripples"
You know the layout of Erskine novels, something happens in the past and this filters through to present day via ghosts; yet even with this knowledge, you aren't disappointed.
A couple move into a renovated barn and take to the river only to discover a ghost viking ship. Various other oddities appear, a fertility statuette and horse shoe nails. Where are these objects coming from and how do they relate to the Anglo Saxon trials of an overworked blacksmith?
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