The House Between Tides (Paperback)Sarah Maine (author)
Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2018
'There is an echo of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca in Sarah Maine's appealing debut novel' - The Independent
A captivating story of a crumbling estate in the wilds of Scotland, its long-buried secret and an enduring mystery that brings together two women’s lives divided by a century.
Following the death of her last living relative, Hetty Deveraux leaves London and her strained relationship behind for Muirlan house, her ancestral home in Scotland. Set out on a Hebridean island, reached by a tidal causeway, the house is now in ruins, left uninhabited for more than fifty years.
But as Hetty dives headfirst into the repairs, she discovers a shocking secret protected by the house for a hundred years.
With only whispered rumours circulating among the local villagers and a handful of leads to guide her, Hetty finds the power of the past is still affecting her present in startling ways.
The rugged Hebridean island of North Uist plays an integral part in anchoring two stories of love and loss across the divide of history. A haunting novel of uncovered stories, perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Tracy Rees, Sarah Maine’s debut is imbued with a vivid awareness of the Scottish countryside and the ways wild and unfamiliar landscapes can alter human lives. .
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 282 g
Dimensions: 203 x 153 x 26 mm
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“Novel set in the OUTER HEBRIDES”
Hetty inherits a large old house in the Outer Hebrides and wants to turn it into a fine hotel. The bones found buried under the floorboards are the least of her problems, as hidden pasts and secrets gradually become... More
“A good read”
Such a lovely read. Great for a sofa, cup of tea and a rainy afternoon....
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