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The Night Guest (eBook)
  • The Night Guest (eBook)

The Night Guest (eBook)

eBook (ePUB) Published: 16/01/2014

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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
ISBN: 9781444776706

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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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“Thought provoking!”

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

Hardback edition
18th January 2014
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“An evocative and creepy debut.”

The Night Guest is hard to categorise - it's both a taut thriller and an altogether close-to-home examination of dementia and loneliness, written with a wonderful sense of pacing and language. Although the main... More

Paperback edition
10th June 2014
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