The Night Guest (Paperback)
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The Night Guest (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 19/06/2014
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Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award Winner of the inaugural Voss Literary Prize Joint winner of the Barbara Jefferis Award In an isolated house on the New South Wales coast, Ruth, a widow whose sons have flown the nest, lives alone. Until one day a stranger bowls up, announcing that she's Frida, sent to be Ruth's carer. At first, Ruth welcomes Frida's vigorous presence and her willingness to hear Ruth's tales of growing up in Fiji. She even helps reunite Ruth with a childhood sweetheart. But why does Ruth sense a tiger prowling through the house at night? Is she losing her wits? Can she trust the enigmatic Frida? And how far can she trust herself?

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444776690

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“A book to read again”

Starting with this book I wondered if I would like it. Once reading it I became absorbed . Alarm bells sounded when Frida arrived, but you're drawn in to all the intrigue. It shows a modern day splintered family... More

Hardback edition
7th July 2014
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Joe at Doncaster

“The Night Guest”

This is a fantastic novel about an isolated retiree whose questionable mental awareness leads to a fascinatingly unreliable (or is it?!) narrative describing the arrival of Frida into Ruth's life. There is a... More

Hardback edition
21st February 2014
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“Thought provoking!”

Definitely a great choice for a book club!
Thought provoking!

Hardback edition
18th January 2014
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