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.