One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace. What follows is a tragedy that tears the family apart in ways they never imagined, leaving their estate as empty as their broken hearts.
Nearly 60 years later, having enjoyed a long, successful career as an author, Alice is now 80 years old and living in London. Theo’s case has never been solved, though Alice still harbours a suspicion as to the culprit.
Miles away, Sadie Sparrow, a young detective in the London police force, is staying at her grandfather’s house in Cornwall. While out walking one day, she stumbles upon the old estate - now crumbling and covered with vines, clearly abandoned long ago. Her curiosity is sparked, setting off a series of events that will bring her and Alice together and reveal shocking truths about a past long gone... yet more present than ever.
A lush, atmospheric tale of intertwined destinies, this latest novel from a masterful storyteller is spellbinding and satisfying.
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Von Georg-Marcus Am hilfreichsten 14.05.2016
Übersetzt heisst es wohl: Haus der Langeweile
das Buch klang am Anfang nicht schlecht, hätte ja 'was sein können......aber, neber der total langweiligen Sprecherin fehlte der Geschichte jede Spannung, Idee und Würze.....am Ende interessiert es den Hörer nicht mehr wer nun was und warum....
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Von Violetta Am hilfreichsten 19.02.2016
If it comes to me, Morton's best novel so far.
A cleverly constructed mistery and a tragic family story; wonderfully read. The way how the investigators fugure out things in the end seems a little artificial to me, but she shall be forgiven, since the story itself is great.
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