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
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 309 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm
'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
'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
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