The Ivy Tree
The beloved love story from the Queen of Romantic Mystery
Mary Stewart, one of the great British storytellers of the 20th century, transports her readers to rural Northumberland for this tale of romance, ambition, and deceit - a perfect fit for fans of Agatha Christie and Barbara Pym.
'There are few to equal Mary Stewart' Daily Telegraph
'Mary Stewart is magic.' New York Times
Whitescar is a beautiful old house and farm situated in Roman Wall country. It will make a rich inheritance for its heirs, but in order to secure it, they enlist the help of a young woman named Mary who bears remarkable resemblance to missing Whitescar heiress, Annabel Winslow. Their deception will spark a powder-keg of ambition, obsession and long-dead love.
The ivy had reached for the tree and only the tree's upper branches managed to thrust the young gold leaves of early summer through the strangling curtain. Eventually the ivy would kill it . . .
'One of the great British storytellers of the 20th century' Independent
'The Ivy Tree has the ideal thriller blend of plot, suspense, character drawing and good writing' Daily Express
The Ivy Tree is a gripping tale of suspense, family intrigue and unrequited love that will have you eagerly turning every page! Some of the plot elements are hokey and defy reason, thus only 3 stars (should be 3 1/2). Getting past that quibble, a solid and enjoyable read!