The Stargazers

The Stargazers

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The dark, dramatic and compelling new novel from the Sunday Times Top Five bestselling author and two-time Richard & Judy Book Club pick.

Harriet Evans returns with a tale of the infinite possibilities of families - how they can anchor you or unseat you - and why unconditional love holds the key to true freedom. A must for lovers of Kate Morton, Lucinda Riley and Santa Montefiore.

How can you ever know yourself when you were deprived of love as a child?

It's the 1970s, and Sarah has spent a lifetime trying to bury her disjointed childhood, the loneliness of her school days, and Fane, the vast and crumbling family home so loved - and hated - by her mother, Iris, a woman as cruel as she is beautiful. Sarah's solace has been her cello and the music that allowed her to dream, transporting her from the bleakness of those early years to a new life now with Daniel, her husband, in their noisy Hampstead home surrounded by bohemian friends and with a concert career that has brought her fame and restored a sense of self.

The past, though, has a habit of creeping into the present, and as long as Sarah tries to escape, it seems the pull of Fane, her mother, and the secrets of the generations hidden there, are slowly being revealed, threatening to unravel the fragile happiness she enjoys in the here and now. Sarah will need to travel back to Fane to confront her childhood and search for the true meaning of home.

Deliciously absorbing and rich with character and atmosphere, The Stargazers is the story of a house, a family, and the legacies of childhoods fractured through time and inheritance.

Praise for Harriet Evans' captivating and twisty stories . . .

'Bewitching, beguiling and utterly beautiful' VERONICA HENRY'
'Gorgeous, gothic and gripping' RED
''Taut as a drumskin and thrumming with tension' HEAT
'Rich and sweeping . . . dark and delicious' DAILY MAIL

(P) 2023 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Release date: September 14, 2023

Publisher: Headline

Print pages: 416

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