Friday, 7 November 2008

Kate Morton: The Forgotten Garden

I had read The House at Riverton and was waiting eagerly for Kate Morton's next novel.... ....and I have not been disappointed.I felt it was a bit slow at the beginning, but once the mystery started to unfold I could not put the book down! I agree that the ending was somehow predictable, but I found that Kate Morton has paid great attention to detail to construct her solution to the mystery and therefore did not mind that there was no twist or turn...

1913: On the eve of the First World War a little girl is found abandoned after a gruelling ocean voyage from England to Australia. All she can remember of the journey is that a mysterious woman she calls the Authoress had promised to look after her. Authoress has vanished without trace. 1975: Now an old lady, Nell travels to England to discover the truth about her parentage. Her quest leads her to Cornwall, and to a beautiful estate called Blackhurst Manor, which had been owned by the Mountrachet family. What has prompted Nell's journey after all these years?
2005: On Nell's deth her granddaughter, Cassandra, comes into a surprise inheritance. Cliff Cottage, in the grounds of Blackhurst Manor, is notorious amongst the locals for the secrets it holds - secrets about the doomed Mountrachet family. But it is at Cliff Cottage, abandoned for years, and in its forgotten garden, that Cassandra will uncover the truth about the family and why the young Nell was abandoned all those decades before.

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