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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781472283795

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

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

From the author of the Richard and Judy Book Club pick The Midnight House, a mesmerising story of love, war, and a mystery that ensnares three generations, sweeping the reader from London to Tasmania and to Ireland. Perfect for fans of Kate Morton, Lucinda Riley and Eve Chase.

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 . . .?



‘I loved The Midnight House. Wonderful storytelling’ RACHEL HORE
‘A wonderful tale of family secrets, brimming with lush historical detail’ HAZEL GAYNOR
‘A multi-layered mystery spanning generations, evocative and beautifully written’ TRACY REES
‘I loved it. An intriguing story with wonderful characters’ RACHAEL ENGLISH
‘I really, really loved it. A wonderful mystery. Totally atmospheric and just wonderfully escapist’ LORNA COOK
‘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