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Summary

Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2018

A captivating story of a crumbling estate in the wilds of Scotland, its century-old secret and an enduring mystery....

Following the death of her last living relative, Hetty Deveraux leaves London and her strained relationship behind for Muirlan, her ancestral home in Scotland - now in ruins. As Hetty dives headfirst into the repairs, she discovers a shocking secret protected by the house for a hundred years.

With only whispered rumours circulating among the local villagers and a handful of leads to guide her, Hetty finds the power of the past is still affecting her present in startling ways.

©2019 Sarah Maine (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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Wonderfully descriptive of Hebridean coast.

You felt you were there, however the characters I found uninspiring. None captured my attention, none I cared much for - least so the protagonist, Libby. Much female dithering amongst male power. (Apart from one bad/strong/obvious and fleeting female character). Frankly, I wished to kick Libby, oft. Without the landscape detail, I would not have finished. Hate to be mean but glad when it ended. 🙈

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Good story but confusing!

Too many people with the same and similar names made the story somewhat confusing. Mention at the end of a Jane Cameron but then no more explanation though you can guess who she was. Would have been nice to have the whole family tree explained in the end because again, I was confused as to who was who. Also the epilogue failed to play!

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slow and tedious

a great idea for a story line, but sadly fell very short of my expectations. saw it out to the end, but it only got worse.

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Compelling

I thoroughly enjoyed this audible book. The narrator really brought the characters to life. The plot is intriguing right to the last chapter. Highly recommended!