The Misbegotten (Paperback)
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Paperback 560 Pages / Published: 07/11/2013
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A powerful and absorbing mystery from the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of THE LEGACY.

Bath, 1821.

When Rachel Crofton marries, her new life soon takes a more unexpected turn as she is invited to become the companion to the reclusive Jonathan Alleyn, a man tormented by the disappearance of his childhood sweetheart, Alice.

Starling, servant to the Alleyn family, is convinced that Alice, the woman she loved as a sister, was stolen from her. Did Alice run away? Or did something more sinister occur?

As Rachel and Starling try to expose the lies, they find others are desperate to forget, and will go to extreme lengths to do so. . .

Your favourite authors love Katherine Webb's sweeping historical dramas:

'An enormously talented writer' Santa Montefiore

'Webb have a true gift for uncovering the mysteries of the human heart and exploring the truth of love' Kate Williams

'Katherine Webb's writing is beautiful' Elizabeth Fremantle

'A truly gifted writer of historical fiction' Lucinda Riley

'Katherine's writing is rich, vivid and evocative' Iona Grey

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409135906
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 384 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 37 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The mystery of a woman's disappearance powers this gripping story of two young women who unravel past misdeeds to discover the truth. An engrossing tale of deceit, passion and courage * WOMAN & HOME on The Misbegotten *
This is an engrossing and totally convincing piece of storytelling, a perfect curl-up-by-the-fire read * YOU Magazine on The Unseen *
In a series of flashbacks, Katherine Webb's enticing Gothic tale weaves between the 'present' Bath of 1821 and the events of 16 years earlier, with some stark depictions of the horrors of war. A compelling and convincing novel * DAILY MAIL on The Misbegotten *
An atmospheric page-turner * WOMAN & HOME on The Unseen *
Brilliant and absorbing drama * GOOD HOUSEKEEPING on The Legacy *
A dreamy summer epic * ESSENTIALS on A Half Forgotton Song *
Another intricately constructed, beautifully written historical masterpiece -- Lisa Ballantyne
A wonderful book! The atmosphere and detail is really quite incredible. . .a truly gifted writer of historical fiction -- Lucinda Riley, author of Hothouse Flower and The Girl on the Cliff
A wonderful book, gripping plot, unforgettable characters...Webb has a true gift for uncovering the mysteries of the human heart and exploring the truth of love. A detective story you can't put down, heart-stopping suspense and a heroine who will stay with you long after you close the book - what more could you want? -- Kate Williams
Katherine Webb's writing is beautiful and THE MISBEGOTTEN reads like a journey through the dark hidden world beneath a Jane Austen novel -- Elizabeth Fremantle
Intricately plotted and chillingly imaginative, this is a dramatic and evocative period mystery, a compelling exploration of obsession, deceit and steadfast affection * GOOD BOOK GUIDE one The Misbegotten *

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“Excellent”

I loved this novel I was hooked from the first chapter. Darkly mysterious with secrets and lies, it is pageturning her best yet!.

Paperback edition
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“Slow-burning mystery”

It took me a little while to get into this novel. Little historical details I wasn't entirely convinced by kept jolting me out of the text, especially the names of the minor characters (When did Sadie become a... More

Paperback edition
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“Outstanding!”

Historical fiction is not my favourite genre, but when I do read it I would always choose to read about ordinary people, I'm not a fan of novels based around the aristocracy or royalty. I was tempted to read... More

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