The letter that arrives decades after it is post-marked is the first indication that Edie’s mother has been keeping secrets. Although her mother is not sharing any information, Edie is intrigued enough to investigate on her own. She finds herself visiting a decaying castle, where she encounters the Blythe sisters, and the mystery deepens.
Fluctuating between current and war times, The Distant Hours is richly descriptive, and offers an intriguing storyline as well as quirky, but loveable characters. The castle, itself, with its draughty corridors and shadowy corners is the perfect setting to spark the imagination.
Kate Morton is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Opening her novels is like settling in with a comfortable old friend, knowing that the conversation will be lively and satisfying.
Other books that I have read and reviewed by this author include: The Forgotten Garden, The Secret Keeper, and The Lake House.