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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,090 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Poppy Adams Narrator: Juliet Mills Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From her lookout in the crumbling mansion that was her childhood home, Ginny watches and waits for her younger sister to arrive. Vivien has not set foot in the house since she left nearly fifty years ago; the reclusive Ginny has rarely ventured out, retreating into the precise routines that define her days, carrying on her father’s solitary work studying moths.

As the sisters revisit their shared past, they realize that their recollections differ in essential and unsettling ways. Before long, the deeply buried resentments that have shaped both their lives rise to the surface, and Vivien’s presence threatens to disrupt Ginny’s carefully ordered world.

Told in Ginny’s unforgettable voice, this subtle and chilling debut novel tells an extraordinary story of how families are capable of undoing themselves—especially in the name of love.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Michelle | 2/11/2014

    " Ginny lives by herself in the family's deteriorating mansion in Dorset. She is surprised by her sister's decision to move back in, after a 50 year absence. It is clear, as Ginny prepares for her sister, that there is a tangled past between the two, and Ginny appears to have some form of autistic spectrum disorder that may aid in her scientific endeavors with moths, an occupation passed from her father, but it challenges her relationships with people. We see numerous flashbacks from the past on the two sisters' relationship and the terrible accident that happened to Vivien that has serious consequences later in their lives. The feel of the novel is gothic and dark and there are many unanswered questions that arise over the course of the novel, most of which remain frustratingly unanswered. Tensions build between the sisters leading to dark ends. Overall, I found it to be an intriguing but in some ways, disappointing book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Roberto | 2/6/2014

    " If you expect this novel to be in the line of the " The Thirteenth Tale" or " The House at Riverton" - which were decent novels - forget it. The trivia about moths are the best parts of this novel which has one of the dullest plots I ever came across.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Louise Mackley | 1/31/2014

    " I didnt read the braille version.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kristy Engel | 1/24/2014

    " Slow...slow...slow! It had way too many words wasted on the study of moths that really did very little for the story. The author left the story unresolved and that made the tedious read even worse because there was no payoff! ugg... "

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