The Stranger House

The Stranger House

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
Arriving simultaneously in a tiny village in Cumbria, England, Samantha Flood and Miguel Madero pursue investigations of the links between the community and their families, endeavors that reshape their senses of identity.

Blackwell North Amer

In The Stranger House, Reginald Hill takes a break from his Dalziel and Pascoe series, and delivers a stunning stand-alone novel full of suspense, romance, history, and an exploration of the sometimes twisted side of the human psyche.

The tiny village of Illthwaite in Cumbria, England, seems to be the kind of place where nothing much has happened for the last few centuries. But the two young strangers who arrive there on the same dank autumn day soon find out that appearances are deceptive.

Samantha Flood and Miguel Madero have absolutely nothing in common -- except a burning desire to find out more about possible connections between Illthwaite and their families. Their way forward is beset by deceit, obstruction, mystery, violence, and love as they struggle to discover who they really are.

A cast of finely drawn characters, a powerful sense of landscape, a complex and multilayered story, and an explosive climax all combine to make this a novel difficult to put down, impossible to forget.



Baker
& Taylor

Arriving simultaneously in a tiny village in Cumbria, England, Samantha Flood and Miguel Madero pursue investigations into the links between the community and their families, endeavors that bring them closer together, reveal past events of deceit and violence, and reshape their senses of identity. By the author of Good Morning, Midnight. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060820817
0060820810
Characteristics: viii, 470 p. ; 24 cm.

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Jan 27, 2014

A slow start to the book but as the pages turned it became increasingly harder to put down, a great historical story mixed with a genealogical mystery.

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rabbiejones
Oct 22, 2012

this was great - entertaing and historical without being tedius. i thought i had the plot all figured out but i was way off base and pleasantly surprised with how things worked themselves out. a very satisfying read with elements of a murder mystery mixed with plain human interest.

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