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It's 1965 and Rosie Churchill has arrives at run-down Castaway House. But when she uncovers a scandal locked away in the old house, she soon realises that secrets never stay buried for long.

In 1924 fresh-faced Robert Carver comes to Castaway House to spend the summer with his cousin, Alec Bray. But the Brays are a damaged family. As Rosie begins to learn more about Robert, the more their stories, old and new, entwine.

©2014 Stephanie Lam (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

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  • D. Gillespie
  • 01-19-15

Surprised how much I enjoyed this book

The many twists and turns, plus the obvious parallel timeline of this book maintains the listener's interest. It is easy listening, although how the female narrator depicts 2 of the characters as slightly vague (or read as 'drippy'!) isn't so appealing. It's not too hard a change to swallow if like me, you're normally a noir / thriller fan but fancy a change!

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  • sdk
  • 03-13-16

A beautiful novel; perfect performance

All is complete for this audible book. The story line, narration. I thoroughly enjoyed lustening to this book. Highly recommended.

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  • Jenn
  • 09-27-15

Fabulously rich story-telling

Written in dual narrative, this is the story of a murder from two very different points of view. The first narrative tells how events led up the murder whilst the other describes how it continued to effect lives many years later. Warm, well written and flawless plot. Loved it.

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  • Susanna bookworm
  • 06-22-15

Good story well read

I enjoyed this tale the two perspectives were interesting and I liked the way the tale gradually unfolded. It kept me interested throughout

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  • Tamara
  • 02-24-18

An interesting dual time period mystery.....but

was lacking something. This story had all the components I enjoy: dual time period, great characters, long held secrets it just didn't grab me. I'm not sure why. I finished this debut novel and will definitely look out for others by this author.