The House at Riverton

The House at Riverton

Audiobook CD - 2006
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In the summer of 1924, on the eve of a glittering Society Party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again.
Publisher: Melbourne ; New York : Bolinda Audio, p2006
ISBN: 9781921334863
Branch Call Number: Fiction Morton CD
Characteristics: 16 sound discs (19 hrs., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Lee, Caroline 1953-


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Nov 08, 2015

I listened to the audio of this. The pacing was wonderful.
At 98, Grace looks back at a specific time in her life and tells the truth of the matter. As the story unfolds, the times come alive and the circumstances build. The class differences, secrets, friendships, loves, deception, war.
Naturally, things aren't what they seem. There is a lot of foreshadowing and heavy hints throughout this book and the secrets that surface aren't always secrets to the reader but the slow build up to the final truth is suspenseful and entertaining.
This is a terrific debut novel.

luvtolisten May 16, 2013

This book would be for anyone that likes Downton Abbey.

Feb 28, 2013

This book is fabulous. No other words for it. Read beautifully, it covers the 1920s era and reflects the times perfectly. I could hardly put it down once I began. For a good, gentle read with a lot of depth, I heartily recommend it.


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