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Digital (deliver electronic) / ISBN-13: 9781472283788

Price: £22

ON SALE: 1st May 2023

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

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A faded photograph. An abandoned house. A wartime mystery. . .

A mesmerising, moving story of family secrets sweeping across three generations, from wartime London to Ireland to Australia. From the author of the Richard and Judy Book Club pick The Midnight House.

‘Magnificent! Cleverly woven plots, storylines and heartbreak . . . I loved it’ LORNA COOK
‘Divine. I relished every single word of this heartrending story, full of love and sacrifice’ JENNY ASHCROFT
‘A rich, sweeping mystery . . . beautifully written, atmospheric and intriguing’ TRACY REES


1939: On the eve of war, young English heiress Grace Grey travels from London to the wilderness of Tasmania. Coaxed out of her shell by the attentions of her Irish neighbour, Daniel – Grace finally learns to live. But when Australian forces are called to the frontline, and Daniel with them, he leaves behind a devastating secret which will forever bind them together.

1975: Artist Willow Hawkins, and her new husband, Ben, can’t believe their luck when an anonymous benefactor leaves them a house on the remote Tasmanian coast. Confused and delighted, they set out to unmask Towerhurst’s previous owner – unwittingly altering the course of their lives.

2004: Libby Andrews has always been sheltered from the truth behind her father Ben’s death. When she travels to London and discovers a faded photograph, a long-buried memory is unlocked, and she begins to follow an investigation that Ben could never complete. But will she realise that some secrets are best left buried . . .?

‘A richly layered atmospheric story that transports the reader. I was drawn in from the first page’ Jacquie Bloese
‘I adored this multi-layered, deeply textured story, set across three timelines and three countries. It kept me up at night to finish to the end of each chapter’ Faith Hogan
‘THIS multi-generational, cross-continental saga is reminiscent of Lucinda Riley; it has the same sweep and glamour. Twisty, emotional and absorbing’ Daily Mail


‘I loved The Midnight House. Wonderful storytelling’ RACHEL HORE
‘A wonderful tale of family secrets, brimming with lush historical detail’ HAZEL GAYNOR
‘I loved it. An intriguing story with wonderful characters’ RACHAEL ENGLISH
‘I was pulled in from page one. It’s beautiful and I love it’ LIZ FENWICK
‘Intriguing, moving and I loved the wat the stories moved back and forth in time’ SINEAD MORIARTY

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'A fabulous, immersive read! Right from the start [the] beautifully written, evocative settings swept me away, and wonderful characters, seamless interweave of timelines & layers of mystery kept me enthralled'
Zoe Miller, author of The House in the Woods
Great storytelling . . . The Moon Gate is a richly layered atmospheric story that transports the reader from 00s London to 1970s Tasmania and beyond . . . I was drawn in from the first page
Jacquie Bloese, author of The French House
A rich, sweeping mystery . . . beautifully written, atmospheric and intriguing
Tracy Rees, author of The Elopement
Magnificent! Cleverly woven plots, storylines and heartbreak . . . I loved it
Lorna Cook, bestselling author of The Forgotten Village
Divine . . . I relished every single word of this heart-rending story, full of love and sacrifice . . . I'm highly, highly recommending everyone puts it straight to the top of their summer reading list!
Jenny Ashcroft
Reminiscent of Lucinda Riley . . . twisty, emotional and absorbing
Daily Mail