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The House by the Loch by Kirsty Wark

The House by the Loch

Kirsty Wark

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Imprint: Two Roads
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publication date: 13 Jun 2019
ISBN: 9781444777642

A new novel set in the beautiful Scottish countryside, of family drama and secrets refusing to lie buried in the past, from the bestselling author of The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle.

3 stars out of 5
Patricia Nicol
23 Jun 2019

"The book is strong on place, dialogue and believable characters, but structurally less solid"

Like Wark’s bestselling 2014 debut, The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle, this novel’s heart lies in the evocatively drawn landscape of southwest Scotland. It switches between a cataclysmic event in the recent past and a family’s slow recovery from it, and the hurts withstood by an earlier generation in buttoned-up 1950s Ayrshire. The book is strong on place, dialogue and believable characters, but structurally less solid.

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