Jan 22, 2012


The House at Riverton was my first book read in 2012, and it was a disappointment of a read.  I adored The Forgotten Garden.  It was a sprawling amazing read.  I picked up this novel hoping for more of the same.  Unfortunately, the story was pre-dict-able.  It's the story of two sisters who witnessed a young man's suicide at a society party.  The narration is done by the housemaid some 60 or so years later.  It sounds interesting but the author uses such heavy-handed foreshadowing that very little comes as a surprise.  My advice?  Skip this and read her second book.  3/10.

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