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The past: a lonely and imaginative child, Julia loves her family’s beautiful and wild Cornish home with all her heart. But, marked by dark troubles, she enters her adult years determined to leave and seek a new beginning in London. It’s there she meets the handsome David. They fall in love, but when Julia becomes pregnant, even he can’t stop the terrible echoes of the past from ringing in her ears. The only sound to be heard above the noise is the old Cornish house, calling her home....

The present: for Julia’s adult children, Alex and Johnnie, the house hides the history of their family within its walls. For Alex, it is full of memories of her late mother. For Johnnie, it is the house that should have been rightfully theirs after Julia died but has been stolen from them instead. With their father now lying in a hospital bed, time is running out for Alex and Johnnie to uncover the secrets of what happened to their mother all those years ago. Can they discover the truth before the house closes its doors to them forever?

©2019 Lulu Taylor (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio

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"Don’t you just want to grab this, switch off the phone and curl up on the sofa? Winter bliss from Lulu Taylor." (Veronica Henry, author of A Night on the Orient Express)

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A superbly crafted story with brilliant narration

I have always looked forward to a new Lulu Taylor book, ever since her very first, so I was really looking forward to the release of this one. I was not in any way disappointed, in fact I think this is one of her best. The characters are flawed and very real, and the story is cleverly woven, with several different threads running through it. The core of the story is poignant, but the writer brings a resolution at the end without diverting from the deep sadness and futility at the centre of the tale. The narration is absolutely excellent - I couldn’t fault the performance in any way, in fact I couldn’t fault this book, I just hope Lulu Taylor will write another very soon.

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Brilliant

I became totally hooked and couldn’t stop listening/reading to this story. I even started thinking about the story and characters when going about my day and then getting very excited knowing it was nearly time to read another chapter!
I thought the narrator was very good although I did have to turn the volume up as she was quite softly spoken at times.
I highly recommend this book.

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This might well have been a good book but the narration is dreadful. She speaks in a quiet breathy voice that can't be understood. I hope authors have a say in who narrates their books. Was so disappointed with this one