The House at Riverton (MP3 CD)
Bolinda Publishing, 9781742854823
Publication Date: August 1, 2011
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Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again.
Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge; something history has forgotten but Grace never could.
Set as the war-shattered Edwardian summer surrenders to the decadent twenties, "The House at Riverton" is a thrilling mystery and a compelling love story.
"In honeyed tones Caroline Lee offers up the memories of Grace Bradley Lee's reading is intelligent and sympathetic." "AudioFile Magazine"