This is a hauntingly beautiful gothic novel centred around a castle in Kent, England; three enticingly eccentric sisters, and a hundred rooms smothered in mystery. I’ll leave you with a few of my favourite examples of Kate Morton's brilliant wordcraft:

   ”Thus she had submitted, resigning herself to a lifetime of layered glances, smuggled letters, and rare, exquisite assignations.”

   ”…shelves lined with very old books, the sort with marbled endpapers, gold-dipped edges, and black cloth binding. My fingers positively itched to drift at length along their spines, to arrive at one whose lure I could not pass, to pluck it down, to inch it open, then to close my eyes and inhale the soul-sparking scent of old and literate dust.”

   ”One of those few shining memories you gather along the way; perfectly formed and sealed, like a bubble that forgot to pop.”

   ”That’s all writing is, apparently, capturing sights and thoughts on paper. Spinning, like a spider does, but using words to make the pattern.”

   (image from innersanctumsimonandschuster.biz)

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