Once Upon a River
- Women's Fiction
An atmospheric triumph from the author of The Thirteenth Tale
One midwinter night in an inn on the Thames, the door bursts open on a wounded stranger, holding the lifeless body of a small child. Hours later, the girl takes a breath and returns to life. A miracle? Magic? Or can science explain?
The child is mute and unable to answer the questions: Who is she? Where did she come from? To whom does she belong?
Three families are keen to claim her. A wealthy mother knows the girl is her kidnapped daughter. A farming family, reeling from their son’s secret liaison, stands ready to welcome a granddaughter. The parson’s housekeeper sees the image of her younger sister. Each family has mysteries of its own.
Suspenseful and atmospheric, this glorious novel combines folklore and science, magic and myth.
“A beguiling tale, full of twists and turns like the river at its heart, and just as rich and intriguing.”—M.L. Stedman, author of The Light Between Oceans
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||December 4, 2018|