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978-1398514492

The Turnglass - PREM1ER Edition

The Turnglass - PREM1ER Edition

by Gareth Rubin

Publisher Simon & Schuster

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'Not just a book, but an experience - one in which twists and turns are both on the page and in the very act of reading itself. Two haunting narratives conspire to create a dark, menacing tale that spans half a century of secrets as they echo back and forth - all while the sand slowly drains away . . . This is a story about stories and their perspectives, the passage of time and the slow march of the inevitable. Vivid, resonant, melancholy and beautiful' Janice Hallett

A stunning, ingenious, truly immersive mystery. The Turnglass is a thrilling delight' Chris Whitaker

Stuart Turton meets The Magpie Murders in this immersive and unique story for fans of clever crime fiction.

1880s England. On the bleak island of Ray, off the Essex coast, an idealistic young doctor, Simeon Lee, is called from London to treat his cousin, Parson Oliver Hawes, who is dying. Parson Hawes, who lives in the only house on the island Turnglass House believes he is being poisoned. And he points the finger at his sister-in-law, Florence. Florence was declared insane after killing Olivers brother in a jealous rage and is now kept in a glass-walled apartment in Olivers library. And the secret to how she came to be there is found in Olivers t?te-b?che journal, where one side tells a very different story from the other.

1930s California. Celebrated author Oliver Tooke, the son of the state governor, is found dead in his writing hut off the coast of the family residence, Turnglass House. His friend Ken Kourian doesnt believe that Oliver would take his own life. His investigations lead him to the mysterious kidnapping of Olivers brother when they were children, and the subsequent secret incarceration of his mother, Florence, in an asylum. But to discover the truth, Ken must decipher clues hidden in Olivers final book, a t?te-b?che novel which is about a young doctor called Simeon Lee . . .

'An intricate and thoroughly mesmerising tale of family plots and schemes across several generations' Guardian

If immersive fiction is for you, youll adore this t?te-b?che novel . . . Expect two very different stories that magically come together' Belfast Telegraph

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About the Author

Gareth Rubin

Gareth Rubin writes about social affairs, travel and the arts for British newspapers. In 2013 he directed a documentary about therapeutic art at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in London ('Bedlam'). His books include Liberation Square, set in Soviet-occupied London; The Winter Agent, about British agents in Paris on the eve of D-Day and The Turnglass, two entwined mysteries that take place in Essex in 1881 and Los Angeles in 1939.He read English literature at the University of St Andrews and trained at East 15 Acting School.

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