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    • ISBN:9781409143000
    • Publication date:20 Jun 2013

The Shadow Year

By Hannah Richell

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A spellbinding tale of grief, jealousy and betrayal, from the author of the Richard & Judy Book Club selected SECRETS OF THE TIDES.

A spellbinding tale of grief, jealousy and betrayal, from the author of the Richard & Judy Book Club selected SECRETS OF THE TIDES.

1980. On a hot summer's day five friends stumble upon an abandoned cottage hidden deep in the English countryside. Isolated and run-down, it offers a retreat, somewhere they can escape from the world. But as the seasons change, tensions begin to rise...

Three decades later, Lila arrives at the remote cottage. Bruised from a tragic accident and with her marriage in crisis, she finds renovating the tumbledown house gives her a renewed sense of purpose. But why did the cottage's previous inhabitants leave their belongings behind? And why can't she shake the feeling that someone is watching her?

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  • ISBN: 9781409127956
  • Publication date: 26 Sep 2013
  • Page count: 480
  • Imprint: Orion
Hannah Richell instantly draws you into her story: powerful, real and memorable — Elizabeth Noble, author of Things I Want My Daugher to Know
An engrossing and clever tale — Anita Shreve
The past and present storylines are deftly woven and equally engrossing, while the atmosphere of unease builds and builds, and lingers way beyond the last page. Brilliant — Emylia Hall, author of The Book of Summers
A compelling debut tale of infidelity, betrayal and tragedy that will have you turning the pages until the early hours — GRAZIA
The writing is so vivid that we became completely lost in the Tide family's world — GOOD HOUSEKEEPING on Secrets of the Tides
A compelling tale of grief and forgiveness — WOMAN AND HOME
[An] ambitious, wide-ranging family saga — DAILY MAIL
I held my breath from the first page to the very end. SECRETS OF THE TIDES is a masterpiece - a rich and intricate exploration of a family torn apart by tragedy. Du Maurier, Pilcher, Shreve - it is easy to make comparisons, yet it would be wrong to liken Hannah Richell to any other, her voice is so strong — Veronica Henry
Assuredly written and impeccably structured, it excavates the emotional layers of family drama when something goes terribly wrong - think Jodi Picoult without the formulaic writing...Moving and darkly suspenseful — SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Not only does THE SHADOW YEAR have at its heart a clever surprising story, but it's also beautifully written. Author Hannah Richell paints a vivd, colourful picture of of the Peak District through her writing, but its the small details I loved most ... This powerful beautiful book will keep you guessing to the end. A must read! — FABULOUS / SUN ON SUNDAY
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