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The House by the Loch

By Kirsty Wark

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A new novel set in the beautiful Scottish countryside, of family drama and secrets refusing to lie buried in the past, from the bestselling author of The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle.

'Beautiful and atmospheric' Alistair Moffatt, author of The Hidden Ways
'Powerful and compelling' Sue Lawrence, author of The Night He Left

From the bestselling author of The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle, a novel of long-hidden family secrets that refuse to lie buried in the past . . .

Scotland 1950s
Walter MacMillan is bewitched by the clever, glamorous Jean Thompson and can't believe his luck when she agrees to marry him. Neither can she, for Walter represents a strong and steady and loving man who can perhaps quiet the demons inside her. Yet their home on remote Loch Doon soon becomes a prison for Jean and neither a young family, nor Walter's care, can seem to save her.

Many years later Walter is with his adult children and adored grandchildren on the shores of Loch Doon where the family has been holidaying for two generations. But the shadows of the past stretch over them and will turn all their lives upside down on one fateful weekend.


Praise for The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle

'Original and enthralling' Guardian 'Affecting and tender' The Times 'Page-turning' Red

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  • ISBN: 9781444752328
  • Publication date: 13 Jun 2019
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  • Imprint: Two Roads
Kirsty Wark has woven a brilliant tapestry, pulling together the threads of three generations and setting their lives against the background of one of the most beautiful and atmospheric places in Britain. Many good novelists write well about the inner lives of their characters and some can make the landscape come alive, but very few can do both as well as Kirsty. I loved The House by the Loch and couldn't wait to turn each page. — Alistair Moffatt, author of The Hidden Ways
I've been enthralled by the wonderful and atmospheric world Kirsty Wark has created - really powerful and compelling. — Sue Lawrence, author of The Night He Left
PRAISE FOR KIRSTY WARK'S DEBUT NOVEL, THE LEGACY OF ELIZABETH PRINGLE - 'Original and enthralling' — Guardian
affecting and tender — The Times
This is an appealing debut that sustains interest to the very last page... Elizabeth Pringle is a quietly heroic character and, like Arran, she never fails to charm — Independent on Sunday
Kirsty Wark's brilliantly vivid descriptions bring alive a story that reaches across the generations — Daily Mail
Fresh and beguiling — Independent
An excellent, page-turning debut — Red
Completely enchanting — Penny Vincenzi
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