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The Legacy

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"A brilliant and absorbing drama."
--Good Housekeeping (UK)

A fresh and exciting new voice in contemporary fiction, Katherine Webb debuts with a haunting novel about a secret family history. Already a sensation in the United Kingdom, Webb's The Legacy is a treat for every fan of upmarket women's fiction and literary suspense in the vein of bestselling authors Kate Morton, Sarah Waters, and Diane Setterfield. Taut, affecting, and surprising--a story that ranges from present-day England back to the American West in the early twentieth century--The Legacy embroils two sisters in an investigation into the strange, never solved disappearance of their cousin, a dark mystery that opened deep family wounds that never healed.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 487 pages
  • 147.32 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 612.35g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062077309
  • 9780062077301
  • 686,264

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When they were children, Erica Calcott and her sister, Beth, spent their summer holidays at Storton Manor. Now, following the death of their grandmother, they have returned to the grand, imposing house in Wiltshire, England. Unable to stem the tide of childhood memories that arise as she sorts through her grandmother's belongings, Erica thinks back to the summer her cousin Henry vanished mysteriously from the estate, an event that tore their family to pieces. It is time, she believes, to lay the past to rest, bring her sister some peace, and finally solve the mystery of her cousin's disappearance.

But sifting through remnants of a bygone time is bringing a secret family history to light--one that stretches back over a century, to a beautiful society heiress in Oklahoma, a haunting, savage land across the ocean. And as past and present converge, Erica and Beth must come to terms with two shocking acts of betrayal . . . and the heartbreaking legacy they left behind.
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Review quote

A haunting novel of betrayal. --Woman and Home (UK)"
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Rating details

6,722 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 21% (1,392)
4 39% (2,618)
3 31% (2,087)
2 7% (447)
1 3% (178)
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