This debut page-turner from Australian Morton recounts the crumbling of a prominent British family as seen through the eyes of one of its servants.. Morton triumphs with a riveting plot, a touching but tense love story and a haunting ending.
For decades, Grace Reeves has kept secret the truth of a poet's violent death by the lake at Riverton House in Oxfordshire. Now at the end of her life, 98-year-old Grace's memory is swept back.... Intriguing characters, both past and present, are skillfully drawn to create an enjoyable tale. —Joy St. John, Henderson Dist. Public .Lib, Nevada
In Australian author Morton's atmospheric first novel, a 98-year-old woman recollects her unwitting role in a fatal deception.... Though the climactic revelation feels contrived, Morton's characters and their predicaments are affecting, and she recreates the period with a sure hand.
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