The Unseen: A Novel

Paperback | January 29, 2016

byKatherine Webb

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“Occult happenings, romantic passion, and murder disrupt the peace of a Berkshire village in 1911 in this hauntingly good novel.”
Marie Claire (UK)

Katherine Webb’s debut novel, The Legacy, was an international bestseller—and her remarkable second effort, The Unseen, is as gripping, thrilling, and unforgettable as her first. In this compelling story of love, deception, obsession, and illusion, the arrival of two dangerous strangers in a small village in England in the early 1900s disrupts the quiet lives of a vicar with a fascination with spiritualism and his naïve young wife, and ultimately leads to murder. The Unseen is literary suspense at its most entertaining and enthralling, truly superior fiction not unlike the captivating tales of Kate Morton and Diane Setterfield.

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“Occult happenings, romantic passion, and murder disrupt the peace of a Berkshire village in 1911 in this hauntingly good novel.”—Marie Claire (UK)Katherine Webb’s debut novel, The Legacy, was an international bestseller—and her remarkable second effort, The Unseen, is as gripping, thrilling, and unforgettable as her first. In this com...

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From Katherine Webb, the author of the acclaimed international bestseller The Legacy, comes a compelling tale of love, deception, and illusionA vicar with a passion for nature, the Reverend Albert Canning leads a happy existence with his naive wife, Hester, in their sleepy Berkshire village in the year 1911. But as the English summer d...

Katherine Webb grew up in rural Hampshire, England. She has lived in London and Venice, and she currently resides in Berkshire, England. Having worked as a wait-ress, au pair, personal assistant, potter, bookbinder, library assistant, and housekeeper at a manor house, she now writes full-time.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.74 inPublished:January 29, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062077880

ISBN - 13:9780062077882

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Positively Engrossing The Good Stuff Absolutely, positively engrossing - you are hooked from the very first chapter Author is brilliant at setting the mood and setting of the story - you really feel like you are part of the story Loved the switching back and forth from 1911 to 2011 - gives it a unique twist Fabulous well rounded characters both in the past and the present Lots of suspense, murder and secrets with just a hint of the occult Cat is a truly fascinating character - full of strength and fire, trying to fight back against the constraints of being a women in the early 1900's Kept me up late at night reading I so badly wanted to know what happened Will definetly be looking for a copy of the Legacy by the same author A perfect story for a cold winters night or to lose yourself in at the cottage (or beach) Loved how the two time period plots intersect without being unbelievable Could see this one being turned into a movie - has it all love, sex, murder, women's rights, past and present intersecting - fabulous stuff The Not So Good Stuff Drags a wee bit half ay through - some stronger editing would have made this into a perfect 5 Dewey's Wanted to smack Hester quite a few times, but her character is very true to the women of the time Favorite Quotes/Passages "Cat serves the dinner, digusted by the luxury, the excess; the way the theosophist turns down the meat, his expression blase, sanctimonious. How many others in the world have need of meat? Cat wonders. When now it will go back to the kitchen and spoil, and be thown away and wasted because the cold store is full of this thoughtless young mans' toys." "Would you have been content if you had been told, when you were still a child; you shan't be a poet, or a minister, or a politician. You shall be a cleark in a bank. Would you have been content, never to have been allowed to try other things? Never allowed to find out what you wanted to do, what you wanted to be?" Who Should/Shouldn't Read Mystery/Suspense lovers will thoroughly enjoy this one Fans of historical fiction will also be fascinated by this 4.5 Dewey's I received this from WilliamMorrow in exchange for an honest review
Date published: 2012-05-22

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“Webb winds her way through three generations of women by following the path of grief created by a broken heart, crafting characters you care about and a story you won’t soon forget: poignant and completely engrossing.”