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The Distant Hours - Kate Morton
The Distant Hours
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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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781439152799 (1439152799)
ASIN: 1439152799
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages no: 562
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
2.0 The Distant Hours
Well, that was without doubt the hardest-earned point for the Festive Tasks I've ever completed. To be fair, the fact that I did get Percy's story in the end and that it did turn out in a way I had hoped, well, that made up for quite bit of the stupid purple prose, circular narration, bad plotting...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue 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...
pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it
3.0 The Distant Hours
I read the whole thing, so it is certainly not a 2 star book. But, it did feel very drawn out and teasing, hiding important facts in order to reveal them as plot twists, and telegraphing other "secrets" but not revealing them outright for whatever reason. Unlike other novels where history intersects...
pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it
3.0 The Distant Hours
I read the whole thing, so it is certainly not a 2 star book. But, it did feel very drawn out and teasing, hiding important facts in order to reveal them as plot twists, and telegraphing other "secrets" but not revealing them outright for whatever reason. Unlike other novels where history intersects...
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 ...
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