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Following the loss of her mother, 8-year-old Evie is sent to a new life in rural Wales, a dripping place, where flowers appear mysteriously on doorsteps and people look at her twice. With a sense of being lied to, she sets out to discover her family's dark secret, unaware that there is more darkness to come.
©2004 Susan Fletcher;

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"An exceptional debut of grace and subtlety." (Observer)

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  • Mandy
  • 02-23-08

Excellent Narrative

I listened to this book each day whilst travelling to work on the bus and it transported me to Wales where the story is told. The writing and description is inspiring; the style of prose is impressive. All in all this is a beautifully written tale of discovery and understanding. Well worth a listen.

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  • Val Waite
  • 03-04-11

boring and getting nowhere

I also found this book boring and actually the style of prose irritated me. I felt that the author had set out, not to entertain, but to get as much twee prose in to win a prize( ...as in fact she did!!!) at the expense of writing an entertaining story. I struggled on to the end in the hope that there would be a 'twist in the tale'...but there wasn't and it just tapered off. I was glad I'd finished it, I must admit,and I wouldn't contemplate reading anything else of this authors and certainly wouldn't recommend it.

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  • The Slowest Bookworm
  • 07-12-08

And then?

I found this book to be slow and boring. I kept expecting something exciting to happen and it never did. When I got to the end it left me with an 'oh, and is that it?' kind of feeling. Not a book I would recommend to my friends.

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