The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House E–pub Free

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  • The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House
  • Stephanie Lam
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  • 05 April 2018
  • 9781405917001

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FREE READ The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House READ ó PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK È Stephanie Lam Stephanie Lam È 1 DOWNLOAD Overs a scandal locked away in the walls of the old house she soon comes to realise that neither her own troubled past nor that of the house will stay buried for longIn 1924 fresh faced Robert Carver comes to Castaway House to spend a languid summer in the company of his much wealthier. Firstly I won a copy of this book via The Book Boutiue s Facebook Page competition and very promptly received a pristine ARC copy of the book So thank you to them for choosing me and I eagerly started to devour my copy The book itself was a very well presented soft cover copy with a very satisfying floppiness to it which felt good to handle It also has an nicely beautiful cover which to me is always an attractive feature for any bookOnto the review The description on the back of the book gives a very nice overview of the story that you are about to enjoy and I wouldn t like to say too much with regards to the plot as I think it would spoil another readers enjoyment to be told too much Suffice to say it is a mystery full of interesting and well thought out characters set in a seaside town in two different decades of the twentieth century The art Deco period of the 20 s and the swinging sixties I must say that in lots of these dual stranded novels the two time periods are one older era be it 20 s 30 s 40 s etc and one modern twenty first century timescale It made a nice change for the modern part of the story to still be in a bygone era pre mobiles internet etc etc so full respect to the author for the well chosen time settingsThere are three major characters in each time period 1924 Clara Alec Robert 1965 Rosie Star and Dockie and a full supporting cast in each time also I liked all the characters in both settings and thought they were very well developed and interesting All of them adding tremendously to the story and how it developsI believe this is Stephanie Lams first novel and was very impressed with her skill as a writer and her ability to conjure up a well paced thoroughly intriguing and very well written piece of workIt was easy to imagine the setting of the seaside town in both its 20 s heyday and its declining 60 s persona and the balance between the two was brilliantThe two parts of the tale were told in alternating chapters and flowed well into each other and helped the story along very well indeedIt is a reasonably longish book 500 pages but once you start it is uite a gripping read and I finished it in just a few days as I found myself reading it at any and every opportunity I wont say thank you for the couple of late nights it caused meAll in all I wouldn t hesitate to both recommend this book to others either by word of mouth or by this review and will definitely be looking out for Stephanie s next book and beyondThank You Again for the opportunity and I hope this book is successful for the author she deserves the credit When Movements Become Parties devour my copy The book itself was a very well presented soft cover copy with a very satisfying floppiness to it which felt good to handle It also has an nicely beautiful cover which to me is always an attractive feature for any bookOnto the review The 月下夢幻譚神無夜話 6 description on the back of the book gives a very nice overview of the story that you are about to enjoy and I wouldn t 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I do like it when a book lives up to its title so I pleased to report that there are a number of mysteries between the pages of this debut novel by Stephanie LamThis book uses the dual time line style of narrative with alternate chapters narrated by Rosie Churchill in 1965 and Robert Carver in 1924 Rosie is just 18 and has left home before finishing school to share a flat in Castaway House When Rosie is given a picture of Robert because they share the same initials her interest is piued and she determines to find out about him Due to the two are separated by a mere forty years she is able to meet people who were around at the same time and as expected the she finds out the deeper the mystery becomes This is not all though because Rosie has her own secrets as do other members of the householdIn 1924 Robert Carver spends his summer with his cousin Alec Bray and his wife Clara in the summer while convalescing from an illness in the seaside town of Helmstone no small shared flat for Robert though at this time the house is at its best complete with servants but it soon becomes apparent that Alec and Clara are far from happily married and Robert begins to regret his decision but then he meets the next door neighbours who include the Doctor s daughter Lizzie and Robert graduates from boy to manThis book is a whopping 500 plus pages but at no time did I feel that any parts of the book needed editing which illustrates the power of Stephanie Lam s writing The period details aren t uite as defined as I would have liked but the two time periods were defined enough to avoid any confusion between them but I felt it relied uite heavily on the readers own knowledge to pick up on some of the references The town of Helmstone although fictional felt like a real place and I was clearly able to visualise Castaway House from the description whilst wondering if the deterioration in the house over the forty years was a metaphor for the standards people were supposed to aspire to although the evidence of some of the characters we met weren t uite aspirational enough Although we have two main protagonists the other characters have also had a lot of attention lavished on them including those on the periphery to the tale which meant that when I closed the last page I was sorry to say goodbyeI am very grateful to Penguin Books UK for giving me a copy of this book in return for this honest review and I can t wait to see what Stephanie Lam delivers next clearly an author to keep an eye out for Cryptography Demystified damaged family with Opportunities in Landscape Architecture botanical Gardens andArboreta Careers Opportunities in damaging secrets And little Biofuels Engineering Process Technology does Robert know that his world is about to change for everAs Rosie begins to learn about Robert the further she is Corporate Governance drawn into the mysterious history of the house and their stories old and new entwine. 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