The Shivering Sands

The Shivering Sands

eBook - 2013
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Mystery and romance combine with deadly secrets in this Victorian gothic thriller from an internationally bestselling author Caroline Verlaine knows something is wrong. Her sister has gone missing and no one can tell her why. The only option is to go where Roma was last seen-an estate with a deadly history. The Stacy family has lived off the Dover coast for generations, carefully navigating the treacherous quicksands nearby. But the sands aren't Caroline's biggest threat. Everyone here has a secret, especially the enigmatic young heir Napier Stacy . No matter where Caroline turns, the ground she walks is dangerous. And the closer Caroline comes to unraveling the truth, the closer she comes to sharing her sister's fate. Blending elements of historical romance and romantic suspense , The Shivering Sands is an exhilarating tale from the Queen of Gothic Romance. Dark and thrilling , fans of Georgette Heyer, Mary Stewart, and Daphne Du Maurier will be kept guessing in this classic story, complete with ancient ruins, family scandal, and forbidden love.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Sourcebooks, [2013]
ISBN: 9781402277504
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hol
Characteristics: 1 online resource (336 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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Bonfire
Sep 12, 2012

As usual, Victoria Holt's books are so, so good. She actually took time to tell the whole story. There are no sudden endings.

'The Shivering Sands' was a bit sad in places but the plot was good, mostly believable and a real mystery. I didn't guess the 'bad guy', which I usually do. I thought it was a different character. It kept moving; I didn't want to put it down.

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Bonfire
Sep 12, 2012

After personal loss, Caroline becomes a music teacher for a wealthy family's 3 girls. She takes the position 'incognito' because her sister, a very practical archeologist who was digging on the edge of the estate, has suddenly disappeared.

The family is also haunted by tragedies from the past and before Caroline can unravel the mystery about her sister, there is another disappearance. She is falling for the heir but is he the cause of the disappearances? His father thinks so. And who is causing the mysterious lights in the burned chapel? And what about the crazy aunt to paints people's portraits as she 'sees' them? How can people disappear without a trace?

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