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Publisher's Summary

People disappear. Secrets remain....

My Dearest T, Whatever you hear, do not believe it for a moment....

1940: In south-west Ireland, the young and beautiful Lady Charlotte Rathmore is pronounced dead after she mysteriously disappears by the lake of Blackwater Hall. In London, on the brink of the Blitz, Nancy Rathmore is grieving Charlotte's death when a letter arrives containing a secret that she is sworn to keep—one that will change her life forever.

2019: Decades later, Ellie Fitzgerald is forced to leave Dublin disgraced and heartbroken. Abandoning journalism, she returns to rural Kerry to weather out the storm. But, when she discovers a faded letter, tucked inside the pages of an old book, she finds herself drawn in by a long-buried secret. And as Ellie begins to unravel the mystery, it becomes clear that the letter might hold the key to more than just Charlotte's disappearance.

An unforgettable and spellbinding story of secrets, war, love and sacrifice, perfect for listeners of Kate Morton, Eve Chase and Louise Douglas.

©2022 Amanda Geard (P)2022 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A wonderful tale of family secrets. Compelling, intriguing and brimming with lush historical detail." (Hazel Gaynor, New York Times best-selling author of The Bird in the Bamboo Cage)

"I really, really loved it. Written in that old-school, descriptively beautiful way I just love and adore. A wonderful mystery and then another mystery thrown in, totally atmospheric and just wonderfully escapist." (Lorna Cook, USA Today best-selling author of The Girl from the Island)

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Stay with this one. It will pay off in the end.

This was a challenging book to follow as an audiobook in the beginning. So many characters, in so many time periods, and in so many places. It was a little hard to keep it all straight as I listened, but as the mystery unfolded, it became a delicious listen. Very well written with well drafted characters in a story that kept me hooked.
It was made all the better by the truly stunning narration work done by Caitlin Shannon. She handled the twists and turns (and accents aplenty!) with finesse and skill. Her voice was melodic and pleasing to the ear. She brought the full cast of characters to life and infused them with unique charm. A real joy to listen to. (Side note: I’m also a fan of her first name. 😁 I rarely find someone who spells it the same way I spell mine.)
Overall a great book with a story that pays dividends on the initial mental deposits required to keep all the details straight.

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  • 06-16-22

Superb and captivating.

The synopsis intrigued me and as soon as I started listening I just wanted to know more. I found the characters came alive and the time slip aspect was so cleverly done that it so easily went between the 3 periods, it flowed very naturally. I had to force myself to stop listening but it simply pulled me in and I wanted to know what happened!
So wonderfully written, it touches some very big, important and emotional topics whilst being very simply a great story.
I cannot wait for whatever comes next from Amanda Geard!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-15-22

A great historical mystery

Beautifully told, enjoyed the backdrop of Kerry and the historical detail, and so well narrated by Caitlin Shannon.