The Distant Hours
The #1 internationally bestselling author of The Forgotten Garden mesmerizes readers with this haunting tale of long-buried secrets and the twists of fate that can alter lives forever. It starts with a letter, lost for half a century and unexpectedly delivered to Edie’s mother on a Sunday... show more
The #1 internationally bestselling author of The Forgotten Garden mesmerizes readers with this haunting tale of long-buried secrets and the twists of fate that can alter lives forever. It starts with a letter, lost for half a century and unexpectedly delivered to Edie’s mother on a Sunday afternoon. The letter leads Edie to Milderhurst Castle, where the eccentric Blythe spinsters live and where, she discovers, her mother was billeted during World War II. The elder Blythe sisters are twins and have spent most of their lives caring for their younger sister, Juniper, who hasn’t been the same since her fiancé jilted her in 1941. Inside the decaying castle, Edie searches for her mother’s past but soon learns there are other secrets hidden in its walls. The truth of what happened in “the distant hours” has been waiting a long time for someone to find it. In this enthralling romantic thriller, Morton pays homage to the classics of gothic fiction, spinning a rich and intricate web of mystery, suspense, and lost love.
Publish date: July 12th 2011
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages no: 562
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, World War II
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...