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.