Book A Day: The Shifting Fog by Kate Morton

Day 2:

The Shifting Fog

I was given a Dymocks gift voucher for my birthday in the year after this novel was released. It was sitting there on display in the Dymocks top 100 section, high up in the top ten, and the atmospheric cover caught my eye. I also liked that it was written by a Queensland author. And so began my love affair with the words of Kate Morton. She truly is in a class of her own.


Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again.

Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet’s suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace’s mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge; something history has forgotten but Grace never could.

Set as the war-shattered Edwardian summer surrenders to the decadent twenties, The Shifting Fog is a thrilling mystery and a compelling love story.

*Published as The House At Riverton in the UK

Have you read this one? Despite loving all of Kate Morton’s books, this one remains a favourite.

6 thoughts on “Book A Day: The Shifting Fog by Kate Morton

  1. I have a list of my ten favourite books of all time and this one is on the list. A couple of her books are on my unread shelf that I hope to get to early next year.

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  2. Dymocks is doing the lord’s work with their birthday gift vouchers!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I used mine to buy Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, it was *so* hard to find in secondhand bookstores (no one seems to want to part with their copy!).

    I’ve got The Lake House on my Keeping Up With The Penguins list – to be honest, I was feeling kind of skeptical about it… but ever since I picked up my copy, I feel like I’ve been seeing rave reviews of Kate Morton everywhere, so I’m starting to change my tune ๐Ÿ™‚

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