The Distant Hours

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AudioGo, Dec 6, 2010 - Family secrets
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Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a letter arrives one Sunday, marked with the return address ofMillderhurst Castle, Kent, Edie begins to suspect that her mother's emotional distance masks an old secret.

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User Review  - charlie68 - LibraryThing

An engrossing story, the author knows really knows how create a dark, gothic mystery that envelops the reader in the times and places of the characters. The ending may not satisfy but the general tale is fantastic. Read full review

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I loved The Forgotten Garden and The House at Riverton - so much so that my expectations for a Kate Morton book are quite high. This one was interesting at its basic premise, the the timing and pacing ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Kate Morton was born in South Australia in 1976. She earned a degree in speech and drama from Trinity College London, an English literature degree from the University of Queensland, and a master's degree focusing on tragedy in Victorian literature from the University of Queensland. She also completed a summer Shakespeare course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program researching contemporary novels that marry elements of gothic and mystery fiction. She won the Australian Book Industry Award for General Fiction Book of the Year in 2007 for her debut novel, The Shifting Fog, also known as The House at Riverton. Her other books include The Distant Hours, and The Forgotten Garden, which won the Australian Book Industry Award for General Fiction Book of the Year in 2009. Her books The Secret Keeper and The Lake House were New York Times bestsellers.

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