Friday, June 8, 2012
The Unseen by Katherine Webb....R&G!
From Katherine Webb, the author of the acclaimed international bestseller The Legacy, comes a compelling tale of love, deception, and illusion
A vicar with a passion for nature, the Reverend Albert Canning leads a happy existence with his naive wife, Hester, in their sleepy Berkshire village in the year 1911. But as the English summer dawns, the Cannings' lives are forever changed by two new arrivals: Cat, their new maid, a disaffected, free-spirited young woman sent down from London after entanglements with the law; and Robin Durrant, a leading expert in the occult, enticed by tales of elemental beings in the water meadows nearby.
Quickly finding a place for herself in the underbelly of local society, Cat secretly plots her escape. Meanwhile, Robin, a young man of considerable magnetic charm and beauty, soon becomes an object of fascination and desire. Sweltering in the oppressive summer heat, the peaceful rectory turns into a hotbed of dangerous ambition, forbidden love, and jealousy—a potent mixture of emotions that ultimately leads to murder.
This book was delicious! Murder, mystery, intrigue, love....I simply could not get enough. Katherine Webb is a master of creating a compelling story and the players in this read were perfection. From the mysterious maid with a past to the incredibly naive Hester to the gruff housekeeper Sophie, I was taken in by them all.
The story bounces back from 1911 England (I actually FELT I was there!) to present day with a journalist named Leah doing a story on a unidentified soldier. While I enjoyed both stories I definitely found myself more into the tale from 1911...there was just SO much going on. This book absolutely, positively kept me guessing until the end and Katherine Webb has officially found a permanent spot on my favorite authors list! Pick up this read from Amazon today....
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