The Shifting Fog

The Shifting Fog A Rich And Engrossing Debut Novel Of Love, Passion, Secrets And Lies.A Compulsively Readable, Entirely Delectable Murder Mystery And Romance Set In The Upper Class Environs Of Edwardian England.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 Shifting Fog Is A Thrilling Mystery And A Compelling Love Story. I probably would have enjoyed Kate Morton s debut novel The House at Rivertonif I had not already experienced the greater expression of her writing talent in The Forgotten Garden Riverton shares many of the themes of her later work, but with the narrator at a greater remove from the focus of the story, it tends to make her characterizations a bit flat The story of the Hartford family, focused on the sisters Hannah and Emmeline is told by Grace, a servant to the family for many years Her I probably would have enjoyed Kate Morton s debut novel The House at Rivertonif I had not already experienced the greater expression of her writing talent in The Forgotten Garden Riverton shares many of the themes of her later work, but with the narrator at a greater remove from the focus of the story, it tends to make her characterizations a bit flat The story of the Hartford family, focused on the sisters Hannah and Emmeline is told by Grace, a servant t
An enjoyable story and a beautiful historical setting marred by clumsy story telling, overbearing foreshadowing, and an emotional disconnect with characters. Whooshing like a wind through a tunnel, an angry wind that drags behind it a summer storm, rushing towards me, faster and faster It is my past, and it is coming for me It is everywhere in my ears, behind my eyes, pushing my ribs Grace is 98 years old and living in a nursing facility when a visit from a young film producer compels her to relive her past a past that is full of secrets that she has kept to herself for the last seventy years Her story begins pre World War I in England, when aWhooshing like a wind through a tunnel, an angry wind that drags behind it a summer storm, rushing towards me, faster and faster It is my past, and it is coming for me It is everywhere in my ears, behind my eyes, pushing my ribs Grace is 98 years old and living in a nursing facility when a visit from a young film producer compels her to relive her past a past that is full of secrets that she has kept to herself for the last seventy years Her story begins pre World War I in England, when at the age of fourteen Grace secures a position as housemaid at Riverton House It was a time of prosperity and vitality for the inhabitants of Riverton, and Grace relishes her new position She q
The House at Riverton tells the story of a Manor House in Essex during WW1 and the beginning of the 1920s, told from the perspective of a housemaid, now 98 and living in an old people s home in 1999 When she finds out that a film is being made of a tragic event at the house the suicide of a young poet who fought in the war she recounts her memories leading up to that night, and the part she played in it.Of course, the story is not as simple as that, and many secrets have been kept for almos The House at Riverton tells the story of a Manor House in Essex during WW1 and the beginning of the 1920s, told from the perspective of a housemaid, now 98 and living in an old people s home in 1999 When she finds out that a film is being made of a tragic event at the house the suicide of a young poet who fought in the war she recounts he
I wanted to read this book because it looked as if it had a lot of elements I really enjoy Gothic type mystery, haunted house, family secrets, World War I, the 1920s The book concerns sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, aristocratic children who grow up over the course of the book They chafe at the constraints of their class and find themselves floundering in the chaos of the 1920s The other main character in the book is the narrator Grace, a housemaid at Riverton She has her own unique c I wanted to read this book because it looked as if it had a lot of elements I really enjoy Gothic type mystery, haunted house, family secrets, World War I, the 1920s The book concerns sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, aristocratic children who grow up over the course of the book They chafe at the constraints of their class and find themselves floundering in the chaos of the 1920s The other main character in the
This was such a delight to read I absolutely loved every single second I spent in this universe, and I could have gone on reading foreverThe book includes many characters I tend to get confused by that, but thankfully all of them were well developed in this case They had different personalities and character traits, so I was able to easily tell them apart and picture them in my head.The Relationships between each of them were all kept on a realistic level None of them were too close or to This was such a delight to read I absolutely loved every single second I spent in this universe, and I could have gone on reading foreverThe book includ
This book is a must read for lovers of historical novels and enthralling, well written, atmospheric mysteries, The House at Riverton is a literary feast for those who love writers like Margaret Atwood, Ian McEwan or Daphne DuMaurier and books reminiscent of The Forsythe Saga, Upstairs,Downstairs and Water for Elephants In this page turner of a novel, beautifully written and evocative of the era in England prior to and after World War 1, the author succeeds in weaving a complex tale of passion, Thi
I wanted to like this High drama and love triangles at the country estate of a rich family during the Edwardian era all ending in the famous suicide on the family estate of a post war poet What could go wrong Well, as it turns out, it could feel like a cobbled together collection of Upstairs Downstairs stereotypes, played out female character archetypes, and plot twists and sub plots that, after lots of set up, amount to very little Also, the book is told
This was a good historical read, it has a double story going on for the main character I liked the good ending. I had such high hopes Our heroine, Grace, now a feisty but failing 98, spent her early life at Riverton House in the service of the Ashbury familyand then spent her adult life trying to forget about them However, she s contacted by a filmmaker about the mysterious suicide of a World War I poet that occurred at the estate back in 1924 Is the set of the Riverton drawing room accurate What was it like being a housemaid Does Grace have any insight into the circumstances of the suicide Why d I had such high hopes Our heroine, Grace, now a feisty but failing 98, spent her early life at Riverton House in the service of the Ashbury familyand then spent her adult life trying to forget about them However, she s contacted by a filmmaker about the mysterious suicide of a World War I poet that occurred at the estate back in 1924 Is the set of the Riverton drawing room accurate What was it like being a housemaid Does Grace have any insight into the circumstances of the s

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  • The Shifting Fog
  • Kate Morton
  • English
  • 01 December 2018
  • 1740938372