The Distant Hours
by Kate Morton
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Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives with the return address of Milderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother's emotional distance masks an old secret. Evacuated from London as a thirteen year old girl, Edie's mother is chosen by the mysterious Juniper Blythe, and taken to live at Millderhurst Castle with the Blythe family. Fifty years later, Edie too is drawn to Milderhurst and the eccentric Sisters Blythe. Old ladies now, the three still live together, the twins nursing Juniper, whose abandonment by her fiance in 1941 plunged her into madness. Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother's past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Milderhurst Castle, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. The truth of what happened in the distant hours has been waiting a long time for someone to find it...
- Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- Publication Date:
- Pan Books
- Country of origin:
- United Kingdom
- 600 pages
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All you will want to do is read this book and nothing else will get done!!
22/08/2012I could not put this book down and throughly enjoyed the story. It kept me in suspense until the end. I initially read a library copy but it was one of those books I had to go and buy my own copy.