Our Picnics in the Sun

Our Picnics in the Sun

A Novel

eBook - 2013
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Award-winning author Morag Joss has penned a beautifully rendered, meticulously crafted, and terrifyingly gripping novel of suspense--ideal for the fans of Eowyn Ivey, Ruth Rendell, and Barbara Vine. One night, two strangers. A damage that cannot be undone. For thirty years, Howard and Deborah Morgan have poured all their energy and modest savings into Stoneyridge, a smallholding deep in the English moors. Howard putters with pottery, Deborah dabbles in weaving, and both struggle to tend sheep and chickens and live off the land. But what began with simple dreams of solitude and sunlit picnics in the hills has given way to a harsher reality. To help with finances, they decide to turn Stoneyridge into a bed-and-breakfast. But a sudden stroke leaves Howard incapacitated and Deborah overwhelmed. Howard's world, once so limitless, has shrunk to the confines of their crumbling house; Deborah's main joy now comes in the...
Publisher: New York : Bantam, 2013
ISBN: 9780345539670

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"This latest from Scottish author Morag Joss is as much an exploration of family - the ties that bind, and also suffocate - as it is a novel of suspense. Deborah and Howard Morgan, who live in the Scottish countryside, are forced to take in lodgers to make ends meet. Their property and their sheep suffer as they age, and their relationship - never particularly loving - is strained even more after Howard suffers a stroke. Their son would prefer never to return. And when a visitor who cannot pay his bill continues to stay with them, his presence upends their fragile stability and forces a confrontation with secrets long buried." Thrillers and Suspense January 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/9d1abd28-fe56-4c29-b409-8b56b44bb8d0?postId=0cd57d31-6760-4fa5-bcc9-d2d17c5ffb41

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