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The Stranger

Kate Riordan



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15 October 2018
Fiction & Literature; Historical mysteries; Thriller & suspense; Second World War fiction; Romance
When you're the outsider, who do you trust?

Cornwall, 1940.

For decades, Penhallow Hall has stood frozen in time, protecting the secrets of its isolated inhabitants. But the far corners of England are no shelter from the war, and Penhallow must finally open its doors to strangers.

Three newcomers arrive, each looking to escape their past. They adjust easily to the routine - nightly blackouts, the threat of invasion - but tensions mount and secrets are forced into the open. For one of them is not there by choice. And then, in the hushed hours of deepest night, a young woman is taken by the sea.

Was it simply a tragic accident? Or should the inhabitants of Penhallow have been more careful about whom they invited in?
By:   Kate Riordan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   255g
ISBN:   9781405922609
ISBN 10:   1405922605
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   15 October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kate Riordan is a writer and journalist. She is an avid reader of Daphne du Maurier and Agatha Christie, both of whom inspired her first two novels, The Girl in the Photograph and The Shadow Hour. She lives in the Cotswolds, where she writes full-time. The Stranger is her latest book.

Reviews for The Stranger

With its vivid Cornwall setting and a house full of shadows, The Stranger has echoes of Daphne Du Maurier but its riveting in its own right * Red Magazine * A beautifully written tale of family secrets, loves and losses, set against the magical Cornish coastline. I loved it -- Amanda Jennings A fabulous twisting tale, so beautifully written that the pages practically turned themselves. I couldn't put it down -- Liz Fenwick A beautiful and intriguing page-turner, where the secrets of the past cast long shadows. Cornwall springs to life in vivid colour -- Dinah Jefferies Beautifully written and unputdownable. I loved it -- Katie Fforde An enthralling tale of secrets, the twists and turns will have you hooked to the very last breathtaking page -- Jane Bailey, author of What Was Rescued An atmospheric whodunit set in the Second World War * The Sunday Post * With such vivid, mysterious characters and an atmospheric setting, the echoes of Du Maurier's Cornwall are on every page. Brilliant! -- Emylia Hall With excellent characters, the novel revels in the magical backdrop of Cornwall, with shades of du Maurier * Daily Mail * Praise for The Girl in the Photograph * - * Rich and atmospheric, like Rebecca this novel casts an enduring spell * Rachel Hore, Sunday Times bestselling author * Full of slow-burning tension * Essentials * A sweeping saga of secrets and ghosts * Good Housekeeping * A well executed, brooding, creepy atmosphere * Sunday Mirror * A prickly story full of tension * Sunday Express *

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