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The Legacy

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The Legacy

By Katherine Webb

William Morrow & Company, Paperback, 9780062077301, 496pp.

Publication Date: August 30, 2011


"A brilliant and absorbing drama."
--Good Housekeeping (UK)

A fresh and exciting new voice in contemporary fiction, Katherine Webb debuts with a haunting novel about a secret family history. Already a sensation in the United Kingdom, Webb's The Legacy is a treat for every fan of upmarket women's fiction and literary suspense in the vein of bestselling authors Kate Morton, Sarah Waters, and Diane Setterfield. Taut, affecting, and surprising--a story that ranges from present-day England back to the American West in the early twentieth century--The Legacy embroils two sisters in an investigation into the strange, never solved disappearance of their cousin, a dark mystery that opened deep family wounds that never healed.

Praise For The Legacy

“Stunning, unforgettable....Webb’s skillful, urgent writing is impossible to put down and more impossible to forget.”
-Booklist (starred review) on The Legacy

“An intelligent and addictively readable novel.”
-Historical Novels Review on The Legacy

“Webb winds her way through three generations of women by following the path of grief created by a broken heart, crafting characters you care about and a story you won’t soon forget: poignant and completely engrossing.”
-M. L. Malcolm, author of Heart of Deception

“This is a great yarn, spanning generations, with neat twists and a surprising ending.”
-Prima magazine (UK)

“‘Has it all—mystery, intrigue, history and a great big old house.”
-Radio Times (UK)

“A haunting novel of betrayal.”
-Woman and Home (UK)

“A brilliant and absorbing drama.”
-Good Housekeeping (UK)