The Night Guest (Hardback)
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The Night Guest (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 16/01/2014
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In an isolated house on the New South Wales coast, Ruth - a widow whose sons work abroad - lives alone. Until one day a stranger bowls up, announcing that she's been sent by the authorities to be Ruth's carer. At first, Ruth is happy to have the company. Frida is efficient and helpful, and willing to listen to Ruth's stories about her childhood in Fiji and the man she fell for there. But why does Ruth hear a tiger prowling through the house at night? How far can Ruth trust this enigmatic woman? And how far can she trust herself? This hypnotic tale soars above its own suspense to tell us, with exceptional grace and beauty, about ageing, love, dependence, fear and power, and about the mysterious workings of the mind. Here is a dazzling new writer, reminding us how powerfully fiction can speak to our innermost secrets.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444776676

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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!
Emotional!

Hardback edition
18th January 2014
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