River of Destiny

by Barbara Erskine

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July 2012 Book of the Month.

History and the supernatural combine in this epic and atmospheric read from the bestselling author of Time's Legacy  and Lady of Hay, Barbara Erskine. Set in Suffolk and spanning Anglo Saxon Britain, to the present day this absorbing story is perfect for a Summer read.

River of Destiny Synopsis

An Anglo Saxon burial ground that must not be disturbed. A Victorian tragedy of forbidden love. And an ancient curse whose power grows ever stronger!

 

 

On the banks of the River Deben lies a set of barns dating back to the Anglo Saxons, and within their walls secrets have laid buried for centuries. Zoe and Ken have just moved into one of the barns, ready to start a new life away from the hustle and bustle of the city. To the outside world they seem like an ordinary couple, but underneath they are growing ever more distant by the day. And the strange presence Zoe feels within their home, and the shapes she sees through the cloying mists on the river are getting harder to ignore. Whilst farmers are ploughing the land surrounding them, human bones are found and when the police arrive it becomes clear that the remains are much older than first suspected! Are they linked to a Victorian tragedy the locals whisper about? And what should they make of the grassy mound which has remained untouched across many centuries, but has now been disturbed with seemingly devastating consequences?

River of Destiny Press Reviews

Praise for Time's Legacy:

 

'Marvellous escapist stuff
Woman and Home

 

Praise for Barbara Erskine:

'A riveting timeslip novel'
Fanny Blake

'Her forte is mood, atmosphere and the toe-curling frisson'
Elizabeth Buchan, Sunday Times

'Stephen King meets Ruth Rendell'
Frank Delaney

'Barbara Erskine's storytelling talent is undeniable'
The Times

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ISBN: 9780007302307
Publication date: 05/07/2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007302307
Publication date: 5th July 2012
Author: Barbara Erskine
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Genres: Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
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About Barbara Erskine

Barbara Erskine was our Guest Editor in July 2012 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. An historian by training, Barbara Erskine is the author of thirteen novels, at once demonstrating her interest in history and the supernatural, plus four collections of short stories. Her books have appeared in at least twenty-six languages. Barbara’s first novel, Lady of Hay, has sold over three million copies worldwide to date. She lives in Hay-on-Wye.   Author photo © Karolina Webb

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