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The Distant Hours - Kate Morton
The Distant Hours
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A long lost letter arrives in the post and Edie Burchill finds herself on a journey to Milderhurst Castle, a great but moldering old house, where the Blythe spinsters live and where her mother was billeted 50 years before as a 13 year old child during WW II. The elder Blythe sisters are twins and... show more
A long lost letter arrives in the post and Edie Burchill finds herself on a journey to Milderhurst Castle, a great but moldering old house, where the Blythe spinsters live and where her mother was billeted 50 years before as a 13 year old child during WW II. The elder Blythe sisters are twins and have spent most of their lives looking after the third and youngest sister, Juniper, who hasn’t been the same since her fiance jilted her in 1941.

Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother’s past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Milderhurst, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. The truth of what happened in ‘the distant hours’ of the past has been waiting a long time for someone to find it.

Morton once again enthralls readers with an atmospheric story featuring unforgettable characters beset by love and circumstance and haunted by memory, that reminds us of the rich power of storytelling
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781439152782 (1439152780)
Publisher: Atria
Pages no: 562
Edition language: English
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Obsidian Black Plague
Obsidian Black Plague rated it
3.0 Slow Moving Book That Doesn't Deliver
I kind of laugh at this book being marketed as Gothic. It's really not. I mean there's an old castle, but the book itself is so far from Gothic it's not even funny. This is a slow moving book that doesn't pick up any speed. When the book comes to the reveal at that point I just shrugged about it. Th...
All about me
All about me rated it
4.0 The Distant Hours
At the beginning I thought this was only going to be two or three stars. The passages about the three sisters life in the 90s were a bit overdone. However, once I got past this I found the story completely engaging. It is like the gothic twin sister to The Forgotten Garden; a tragic story about the ...
A Tale of Two Pages
A Tale of Two Pages rated it
4.0 The Distant Hours
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Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it
3.0 The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
My friend passed this across the table and promised a trio of spinsters, a creaky castle and long hidden family secrets. I probably should not have taken the book, seeing as it’s roughly a million pages long and I read at a slugs pace, but I was sold anyway because I’m nosey and books with dark sec...
Pitufina
Pitufina rated it
5.0 eine Familiengeschichte
Inhalt bei Amazon: Als Laurel nach langer Zeit anlässlich des neunzigsten Geburtstags ihrer Mutter Dorothy in ihr Elternhaus zurückkehrt, holen sie schon bald verdrängte Erinnerungen ein. Der Gedanke an den geheimnisvollen Fremden, der fünfzig Jahre zuvor Unheil über ihre Familie brachte, lässt sie ...
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