The House on the Edge of the Cliff (Paperback)
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The House on the Edge of the Cliff (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages
Published: 16/05/2019
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Waterstones Says

Split between the political frenzy of Paris in 1968 and an idyllic modern day retreat in Provencal France, Drinkwater’s engaging novel ratchets up the suspense. Mysterious strangers, dangerous lies and shocking secrets swirl around the beautifully depicted French landscape in this ideal summer read.

From bestselling author Carol Drinkwater, comes an epic story of enduring love and betrayal, from Paris in the 1960s, to the present day.

No one else knows what happened that summer. Or so she believes . . .

Grace first came to France a lifetime ago. Young and full of dreams of adventure, she met two very different men.

She fell under the spell of one. The other fell under hers.

Until one summer night shattered everything . . .

Now, Grace is living an idyllic life with her husband, sheltered from the world in a magnificent Provencal villa, perched atop a windswept cliff.

Every day she looks out over the sea - the only witness to that fateful night years ago.

Until a stranger arrives at the house. A stranger who knows everything, and won't leave until he gets what he wants.

The past and present spectacularly collide in this gripping story of love and betrayal echoing across the decades.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781405933346
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 309 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

I was hooked from a start threaded with mystery and menace. And the story kept me gripped as the past tragedy unfolded. I could see the coast of southern France, feel the cooling breeze, and smell the salty ocean - Dinah Jefferies, bestselling author of The Missing Sister

Carol Drinkwater's writing is like taking an amazing holiday in book form - Jenny Colgan

Carol Drinkwater's writing is always guaranteed to sweep me off my feet and The House on the Edge of the Cliff is a beautifully woven and compelling tale of passion, love and intrigue - Rowan Coleman

The story of a love that, despite wrong turnings, grows and develops over time, it is given extra resonance by the beautifully drawn French landscape. Emotional and tenderly written - Elizabeth Buchan, bestselling author of The New Mrs Clifton

This sweeping tale of love and tragedy charts the life and secrets of engaging and intriguing heroine, Grace. One to get lost in - Woman & Home, Best Books of Summer

A mysterious and intricately woven story of passion and betrayal across the decades, set against an alluring French backrop . . . this moving, gripping story is filled with characters who are tenderly and elegantly portrayed - Daily Express

An epic tale of love and betrayal set in a Provencal villa - Sunday Post

A page-turning thriller - Yorkshire Post

A love story with bite, with France itself one of the stars - France Magazine

A striking and compelling family drama where the past takes a ferocious bite into the present . . . Within the first few pages I became as hooked as a hooked thing can be . . . Carol Drinkwater writes with captivating eloquence . . . Full of secrets, tense moments, gorgeous descriptions and emotional interplay, The House on the Edge of the Cliff is truly a beautiful read - LoveReading

This moving, gripping story is filled with characters who are tenderly and elegantly portrayed - Daily Express

Everything you want for a summer read. It has romance, passion, intrigue and danger - Press (York)

Praise for Carol Drinkwater - -

Secrets, tragedy, hidden pasts and family secrets all set in glorious Provence - I loved this - Santa Montefiore

Ranging across time periods this is a story to savour, complete with wonderful settings stretching from Paris to the glorious countryside of southern France - Dinah Jefferies

A great and compassionate writer - Danuta Kean, Guardian

Mesmerising, haunting and extraordinarily relevant - Lovereading

A lovely book packed with the sunshine, scents and savours of the South of France. Plenty of page-turning drama but also mouthwatering descriptions of Paris and Provence. Enough to make you rush straight to the Eurostar - Daily Mail

A gripping tale - Sunday Post

Gripping - Candis

This atmospheric read will whisk you straight to the South of France as you become immersed in the tale of secrets and heartbreak - Marie Claire

An emotional tale of loss and kindness - French Property News

A story of love and loss, sadness and great joy - The Middle East

I loved this book. I kept snatching a few more pages whenever I could. It has left me wanting to head to warmer climes and take part in the grape and olive harvests. Well I can dream can't I? - Mumsnet

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“Well crafted novel set in present day SOUTH OF FRANCE and 1960s PARIS”

I have been very much looking forward to reading this novel. We visited Carol back in the late Summer of 2018 at her Olive Farm and on the morning we met, she had literally just pressed send on the manuscript for this... More

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“Take yourself to the south of France with this wonderful read”

The House On The Edge Of The Cliff is set on the beautiful south coast of Provence in France, the idyllic home of Grace and Peter. But their wonderful life is to be thrown into turmoil by the appearance of a man... More

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“So evocative”

This is my first Carol Drinkwater book. I know, right! That's why I was so keen to read The House on the Edge of the Cliff.

It's the story of Grace. The book opens with a terrifying moment in the present,... More

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