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Publisher Description

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton, author of the bestselling The House of Riverton, is a heart-breaking story of love and loss with a devastating secret at its heart.

Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives with the return address of Milderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother's emotional distance masks an old secret.

Evacuated from London as a thirteen year old girl, Edie's mother is chosen by the mysterious Juniper Blythe, and taken to live at Millderhurst Castle with the Blythe family.

Fifty years later, Edie too is drawn to Milderhurst and the eccentric Sisters Blythe. Old ladies now, the three still live together, the twins nursing Juniper, whose abandonment by her fiancé in 1941 plunged her into madness.

Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother's past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Milderhurst Castle, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. The truth of what happened in the distant hours has been waiting a long time for someone to find it . . .

Fiction & Literature
October 15
Pan Macmillan

Customer Reviews

Shreyrey ,


Couldn't bear to put this down. As with her other two novels, Kate Morton is wonderful at weaving through time and memory to unfold mystery and romance. I only wish she had a hundred books to her name.

Maninamanini ,


I didn't like the book a lot. Too boring slow and nothing happens

Bookworm Mel ,


An absolutely enthralling novel that provides historical context and character to a fantastic storyline. I can honestly say that I had to read through to the very last lines to work out what had happened all those years ago. Kate Morton has an air of magic and mystery in her writing.

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