The Shape of Sand by Marjorie Eccles

The Shape of Sand

byMarjorie Eccles

Kobo ebook | December 11, 2014

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Life at Charnley is blessed for the Jardine children, Harriet, Vita and Daisy, who live in an idyllic Edwardian country manor with their loving parents, Beatrice and Amory. But one night, after a party celebrating their mother's birthday, their dreams of a propitious future suddenly come crashing down when a family scandal catapults them into the headlines. Nearly four decades pass by and still the exact events of that fateful night remain a mystery. But when an old diary detailing their mother's voyage to Egypt is unearthed it finally seems as though some of the answers are within reach - until the shocking discovery of a mummified corpse in the ruins of their old home.Beautifully written, evoking the life of the Edwardian upper classes, bomb-scarred post-war England and the sultry Egyptian landscape, The Shape of Sand is a compelling novel you will wish was as long as the Nile.

Title:The Shape of SandFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 11, 2014Publisher:Allison & BusbyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0749016795

ISBN - 13:9780749016791


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Slipping through my Fingers Marjorie Eccles: The Shape of Sand. This is a real thriller and an interesting read, but, as with all thrillers, a drastic one. The main idea is very interesting, the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde theme in unusual circumstances. We find the truth only at the very end. I have a feeling that such a topic would have required a broader picture. There are too many characters and echoes of WWI. It would have been better to concentrate on the characters of the Jardine girls for the story to be more memorable. Strange things happen in the book, and I am not talking just about the crime. Some relationships and marriages are simply unbelievable. That’s why, while I would certainly recommend this book to the readers, it still, even though a mega-crime which causes mega-suffering, leaves the reader somehow emotionally dissatisfied.
Date published: 2016-01-12