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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (303 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Speller Narrator: Matthew Brenhe Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Laurence Bartram Mysteries Release Date:
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When Great War veteran Laurence Bartram arrives in Easton Deadall, he is struck by the beauty of the place: a crumbling manor, a venerable church, and a memorial to the village’s soldiers, almost all of whom died in one bloody battle. Now peace prevails, but Easton Deadall remains haunted by tragedy—as does the Easton family.

In 1911, five-year-old Kitty disappeared from her bed and has not been seen in thirteen years; only her fragile mother still believes she is alive. While Laurence is a guest of the manor, a maid vanishes in a sinister echo of Kitty’s disappearance. And when a body is discovered in the manor’s ancient church, Laurence is drawn into the grounds’ forgotten places, where deadly secrets lie in wait.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Leisurely and absorbing…a series to be savoured.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “[This] intelligent depiction of the many wounds of war, suffered not only in the trenches but also on the home front, resonates.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A well-crafted mystery with intriguing historical details and measured pacing that creates suspense.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Hazel Roberts | 2/10/2014

    " Struggled to page 100 and then decided to stop and try a different book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dottie Gariti | 2/4/2014

    " The first that I have read by this author and I am hooked. Laurence Bartram is a haunted, introspective man thrown into an interesting situation and as he unfolds the past it is a great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rachel | 1/10/2014

    " Beautifully researched period mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jane Walker | 1/9/2014

    " Set in 1920s Wiltshire, in a country house which hides many secrets. But it's oddly flat and unsatisfying. The story is seen through the eyes of Laurence Bartram, a guest and outsider. Yet there seems to be nothing going on in his mind. Several days pass with nothing happening, and we have no clue that he has thought about events. For at least half of the book, the story is slow. Then, as we learn what really happened before the war, a completely extraneous sex scene is thrown in. Disappointing. "

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About the Author

Elizabeth Speller studied classics at Cambridge. She has written for various publications, and has taught at the universities of Cambridge, Birmingham, and Bristol. She divides her life between Gloucestershire and Greece.