Rachel Burton is one of my favourite authors of recent years and I’m really pleased to have been invited to join to blog tour for the paperback launch of The Last Party at Silverton Hall. Like a lot of my recent reads it features the dual timeline with the two stories weaving in and out of each other. I’m not usually into historical dramas but the story is kept fresh by the layered pieces of the family story.
Beginning in 1952 Vivien and Max collide in the thick London smog. Within a few years, their whirlwind romance sees them living a quiet life on the Norfolk coast, blissfully happy with their beautiful daughter – at least, that’s how it appears…
In 2019 Isobel is hoping for a fresh start when she inherits her beloved grandmother Vivien’s house in Silverton Bay. But when she discovers an old photograph of Vivien at one of the infamous parties held at Silverton Hall in the 1950s, Isobel is forced to question how well she really knew her grandmother. Silverton Hall is a place Vivien swore she never went and never would – but why would she lie? And what other secrets was she keeping?
Together with an old friend, Isobel searches for answers. But is she prepared for the truth? It is a gripping tale that will keep you guessing right till the end.
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UK publication date: Mar 2 2023. 304 pages.
Categories: 4 Stars Book Review
Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. Sharing my house with a gorgeous cockapoo called Harry who has taken over completely.
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