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The Legacy by Kirsten Tranter
  

The Legacy

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January 2011 Debut of the Month.

With extraordinarily vivid, unforgettable characters, a compelling, involving plot, breathtakingly beautiful writing and a thrilling story that twists and turns until the very last page, Kirsten Tranter's debut is not to be missed.

Synopsis

The Legacy by Kirsten Tranter

Julia is hopelessly in love with her best friend Ralph, who in turn is tormented by desire for his beautiful cousin Ingrid. Ralph is devastated when Ingrid leaves to start a new life, marrying a much older art dealer in New York. But on the morning of September 11th, 2001, she has an appointment in downtown Manhattan and is never seen again. Since Ralph cannot travel due to chronic illness, he asks Julia to investigate what happened. She makes the journey to New York - and finds herself drawn into Ingrid's brief and troubled life more than she could have ever imagined. The dark secret that Ingrid had uncovered in her husband's past, and her attraction to violence, causes Julia to discover disturbing feelings in herself she never realised she had. As Julia unravels the mystery of what happened to her friend, so she becomes increasingly ensnared in a sinister web of deceit.

About the Author

Kirsten Tranter

Kirsten Tranter grew up in Sydney, and lived in New York from 1998 to 2006, where she completed a PhD in English on Renaissance poetry, fiction, literary criticism and articles on contemporary fiction. She now lives in Sydney with her husband and son. The Legacy is her first novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

6th January 2011

Author

Kirsten Tranter

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing Plc

Format

Paperback

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Family Drama
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ISBN

9780857380609

Publisher Profile

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