Thursday, May 15, 2008

Review - The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

Kate Morton shows her love for the traditional Gothic novel in this story of an old woman finally revealing her secrets. Grace Bradley has never told anyone what happened on the night that the poet Robbie Hunter died. She was a lady's maid serving Hannah Hartford when she witnessed the event. Now, in tape recorded conversations for her grandson Marcus, Grace finally reveals the truths of her life - the events of that night, and the secrets of her lifetime.

Morton writes beautifully, and builds the tension of the novel slowly as she reveals each mystery. It took a while to get into the pace of the story, but by page 150 I was hooked. I hope to read more by this author!

Finished: 02/06/08
Rating: 7/10
Source: BookBrowse First Impressions program


Nicole Maddock said...

You definitely caugh my interest with this one!

Quick question, do you find you still have time to read for personal reading, while working as an early reviewer?


Literary Feline said...

I am looking forward to reading this book. I've heard such great things about it.