The Night Falling

by Katherine Webb

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Historical Fiction

The Night Falling Synopsis

Puglia, Italy, 1921. Leandro returns home now a rich man with a glamorous American wife, determined to make his mark. But how did he get so wealthy - and what haunts his outwardly exuberant wife? Boyd, quiet English architect, is hired to build Leandro's dreams. But why is he so afraid of Leandro, and what really happened between them years before, in New York? Clare, Boyd's diffident wife, is summoned to Puglia with her stepson. At first desperate to leave, she soon finds a compelling reason to stay. Ettore, starving, poor and grieving for his lost fiancee, is too proud to ask his Uncle Leandro for help. Until events conspire to force his hand. Tensions are high as poverty leads veterans of the Great War to the brink of rebellion. And under the burning sky, a reckless love and a violent enmity will bring brutal truths to light...

The Good Book Guide Review

Southern Italy in the aftermath of the Great War is a place of hardship, secrets and social tension. Wealthy Leandro has returned to Puglia with a beautiful American wife, to build the edifice of his dreams, but the past is never far away. What is troubling Leandro’s wife, and why is his English architect Boyd so afraid of him? As Boyd’s quiet wife Clare travels to join him and Leandro’s poverty-stricken nephew Ettore struggles with his pride, a series of events is set in motion that will change their lives for ever. Lyrical and evocative, this is a thought-provoking historical romance.

The Night Falling Press Reviews

'It's littered with conflicts - part love story, part social and political drama, but these factors make for an exciting and unpredictable read' ESSENTIALS


'This unlikely romance is set in 1920s Italy ... tension mounts as Clare becomes embroiled with Cardetta's family ... The threat of violence is never far away but nothing prepares you for the final revelations.' SUNDAY EXPRESS

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ISBN: 9781409135913
Publication date: 26/03/2015
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781409131496
Publication date: 20/11/2014
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781409135913
Publication date: 26th March 2015
Author: Katherine Webb
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 448 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Katherine Webb

Katherine Webb was born in 1977 and grew up in Hampshire before reading History at Durham University. She has since spent time living in London and Venice, and now lives near Bath, UK. Having worked as a waitress, au pair, personal assistant, bookbinder, housemaid, library assistant and seller of fairy costumes, she is now a full-time writer. Her debut novel, The Legacy, won the popular vote for the TV Book Club Summer Read 2010 and was shortlisted for Best New Writer at the 2010 Galaxy National Book Awards. Her subsequent novels The Unseen, A Half Forgotten Song and The Misbegotten were all Sunday ...

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