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Arriving on the windswept Ile de Ré, Tabby Dewhurst is unable to even afford a room for the night. Overhearing a villager repeating the access code to her front door, she lets herself into the house, and so she enters the strange, hidden world of Emmie, whose sudden offer of friendship is at odds with her obsession with privacy.

Tabby begins to form suspicions about Emmie, suspicions that lead her to a scandal with shattering consequences.

©2013 Louise Candlish (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

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"A story of scandal and tragedy it's a nail-biter until the very last pages" ( Daily Express)

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well written but frustrating

I had the same problem with this book that I seem to have with all Louise Candlish books which results in a bit if a love hate relationship... I really like her writing and her observations but I find her plotting frustrating. foreshadowing is a great tool but Candlish uses this, and dual narratives, so much that most of the time we've long worked out what's about to happen and are waiting for one of the characters to catch up. I was also infuriated by a double standard that went completely unchallenged or commented on in the book.

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Disappointing ending

Loved the story and was riveted all the way through. Couldn't wait to find out what happened but was totally let down at the end. Don't know if it's just me but I didn't get it. What happened to eve and is it the real Emily Marr who lives with Arthur? What a let down.
In the positive I love Louise candlish books.