The Shadows of Rutherford House
by CE Rose
Narrated by Colleen Prendergast
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Pub Date 28 Sep 2023 | Archive Date 27 Sep 2023
'Layers of secrets are gradually peeled back in this brilliantly absorbing tale.' Marion Todd, author of Old Bones Lie
Darkness lies at the heart of this family…
In 1959 Milly starts her new life as a housemaid at Rutherford House, working for the aristocratic Rutherford-Percy clan. Entranced by her new mistress, Vivienne, she becomes deeply embroiled in the household and the keeper of dark secrets the family conceals beneath the mansion’s grand exterior.
In the present day, Christie is working as a psychiatric nurse when she meets troubled patient Lillian Percy, Vivienne’s granddaughter and heiress to Rutherford House. They soon bond over the loss of their mothers – Lillian’s died when she was a child; Christie’s mysteriously disappeared over twenty years ago – and Christie finds herself increasingly fascinated by Lillian’s family and their imposing ancestral home.
As Christie learns more about the Rutherford-Percys, she finds a shocking clue that could help her uncover what happened to her own mother. Desperate for answers, Christie puts her job, her family and even her very life on the line. But how much of the truth does she really want to know?
A twisty, chilling modern gothic story about family secrets, perfect for fans of Kate Morton, Louise Douglas and Harriet Evans.
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|DURATION||9 Hours, 30 Minutes|
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Average rating from 25 members
Creepy house? Check. Troubled heroine? Check. long buried mystery? Check. Creepy sounds and things that go bump in the night? Check. This is an excellent Gothic thriller perfect for a beach, read, or under the covers on a cold snowy night
I have read this before but listening to it was an entire experience. I loved it so much!
This is a good and creepy story. The setting is lovely. The sadness of the loss of Freddy is so real!
Listen to this for sure. Thank you for the ARC.
This cast of colorful characters is united by the Rutherford House. There are different timelines, so it will take a bit to get the gist of it, but have faith. The lines eventually come together for a good story.
The tale is dark, the characters are complex, there is atmosphere, and there are some twists. I always enjoy discovering how these multiple connections find their way together, so this was a good fit for me. The ending was shocking. The narration was excellent.