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One hot summer's day, John Cole decides to leave his life behind. When his car breaks down on an isolated road, he goes looking for help and stumbles upon a grand but dilapidated house. Its residents claim to have been waiting for him....

There's Hester, their controlling host; Alex and Claire, siblings full of childlike wonder; the mercurial Eve; Elijah - a faithless former preacher; and chain-smoking Walker, wreathed in smoke and hostility. Who are these people? And what do they intend for John?

©2014 Sarah Perry (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

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"Inexplicably gripping from the first page." ( Sunday Times)
"A talented writer." ( Daily)

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wonderfully written.

I will admit I struggled immensely to listen to this book. As much as Perry's writing is exquisite and there is not an author who could match her at present, I just couldn't fall for the characters. I think I will read the book instead of listening to it so I can view it with my own imagination.