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The Hourglass

by Julie Parsons

The Hourglass Synopsis

Beyond high iron gates fastened shut with a length of chain, lies the stark, beautiful Trawbawn. Here, haunted by a dark, mysterious past and largely ignored by the people of nearby Skibbereen, lives the frail Lydia Beauchamp. But old Ma Beauchamp's private existence is interrupted when a stranger arrives - a young man called Adam who wanders into the vast grounds of Trawbawn and becomes one of Lydia's most welcome contacts with the outside world. When Lydia sets her new confidante a challenge, he eagerly accepts - Adam must travel to Dublin to find her estranged daughter. But it is a task tainted by an air of menace. For what terrible past has driven a daughter from her mother? And what true motive lies behind Adam's generous act? Soon the unlikely friends are entwined in a deadly game, and a pursuit born of an old lady's desire for peace mutates into a terrible, relentless need for revenge . . .

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447266310
Publication date: 13th February 2014
Author: Julie Parsons
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Julie Parsons

Julie Parsons was born in New Zealand and has lived most of her adult life in Ireland. She has had a varied career - artist's model, typesetter, freelance journalist, radio and television producer - before returning to write fiction. Julie lives outside Dublin, by the sea, with her family.

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