River Of Destiny

Paperback | March 11, 2013

byBarbara Erskine

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On the banks of the River Deben in Suffolk lies a set of barns dating back to the Anglo Saxons, within their walls secrets have been buried deeply.Zoe and Ken have just moved into one of the barns, ready to start a new life away from the hustle and bustle of the city. To the outside world they seem like an ordinary couple, but underneath they are growing more distant by the day. And when Zoe becomes close to local recluse, Leo, she finds her attraction to him undeniable.Whilst farmers are ploughing the land surrounding the barns, sets of human bones are found and when the police arrive it becomes clear that the bones are much older than first suspected...From an ancient burial ground to a Victorian murder, Erskine will have you gripped to her every word as the mystery unfolds...

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On the banks of the River Deben in Suffolk lies a set of barns dating back to the Anglo Saxons, within their walls secrets have been buried deeply.Zoe and Ken have just moved into one of the barns, ready to start a new life away from the hustle and bustle of the city. To the outside world they seem like an ordinary couple, but undernea...

A historian by training, BARBARA ERSKINE is the author of many bestselling novels that demonstrate her interest in both history and the supernatural, plus three collections of short stories. Her books have appeared in at least twenty-six languages. Her first novel, Lady of Hay, has sold over two million copies worldwide. She lives with...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 7.88 × 5.13 × 1.23 inPublished:March 11, 2013Publisher:Harpercollins (uk)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0007302320

ISBN - 13:9780007302321

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing! This book has three time lines – AD 865; AD 1855; and Present day. It was difficult to find real interest in any of the story lines with some only a page and half before jumping into another era. The characters were uninteresting without much depth and eventually I skimmed to the end. Not up to par with Ms. Erskine’s other books which I enjoyed eg. Time’s Legacy or Lady of Hay – both highly recommended
Date published: 2015-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A real page -turner. A good story of ghostly goings on set in Suffolk in the present, interweaved with two sub-stories of what has happened at the same place in ancient and more recent history to cause the mysterious events.
Date published: 2015-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from River of destiny Good read as all her books are
Date published: 2014-08-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from River of Destiny Didn't feel the sub stories linked well.I thought the ending was a bit of an anti climax.
Date published: 2014-06-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from River of Destiny Typical Barbara Erskine story line set in a picturesque location. Very atmospheric descriptions of the River which make you believe that the characters could see ghostly long ships . Would have enjoyed the book more if the historical content had been greater but a pleasant way to escape for a few hours without having to tax the grey matter to much.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from River of destiny Love her writinng this was a good story
Date published: 2013-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard to put down Moving through three time periods, this story resonates through the ages with people that come alive in each era. As each story progresses mysteries are revealed about the Suffolk area and the history that shaped it. Meanwhile a ghost Viking ship glides gloomily through the mist on the river, propelling fear before it.
Date published: 2013-06-09

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"Barbara Erskine's storytelling talent is undeniable" - THE TIMES