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The distant hours
Morton, Kate
Adult Fiction MORTON

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Avatar for EmilyEm EmilyEm said:
The sisters Blythe and young Meredith who is an evacuee from the Blitz form the centerpiece of another of Morton’s stories of family connections and secrets. Enter Meredith’s daughter Edie who has come to Kent and Milderhurst Castle, the Blythe family estate, years later quite by chance. This is a well-paced Gothic tale that is Morton’s best book yet. Her characters are always interesting and this time the story will raise the hair on your arms! Loved it. Read her other books if you haven’t!
posted Feb 16, 2011 at 8:47PM
Avatar for Laura P. Laura P. said:
Actually this was my least favorite of Morton’s books (so far). I found it slow. Portions are told from the perspectives of no less than six different characters. Though I did not confuse them exactly, sometimes it was hard to keep track of how much each character knew. Every character has a secret as in Morton’s other books but some were too easy to figure out. Though what really happened on the night of October 29, 1941 could not be fully understood until it was revealed, the climax was not stunning but just sad.
posted Oct 15, 2012 at 11:42AM
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