The Legacy

The Legacy

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Two sisters. One heartbreaking secret. And a past that cannot stay buried. In the depths of a harsh winter, following the death of their grandmother, Erica Calcott and her sister Beth return to Storton Manor, a grand and imposing Wiltshire house where they spent their summer holidays as children. When Erica begins to sort through her grandmother's belongings, she is flooded with memories of her childhood - and of her cousin, Henry, whose disappearance from the manor tore the family apart. Erica sets out to discover what happened to Henry, so that the past can be laid to rest, and her sister, Beth, might finally find some peace. Gradually, as Erica begins to sift through remnants of the past, a secret family history emerges; one that stretches all the way back to turn-of-the-century America, to a beautiful society heiress and a haunting, savage land. As past and present converge, Erica and Beth must come to terms with two terrible acts of betrayal - and the heartbreaking legacy left behind. THE LEGACY is an unforgettable, deeply satisfying story that will stay with you long after the last page has been more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 30mm | 340.19g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1409117162
  • 9781409117162
  • 17,287

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Praise for Sunday Times bestselling author Katherine Webb: This is a great yarn, spanning several generations, with neat twists and a surprising ending PRIMA An enormously talented writer SANTA MONTEFIORE Brilliant and absorbing drama GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Webb has a true gift for uncovering the mysteries of the human heart and exploring the truth of love KATE WILLIAMS A haunting novel of betrayal WOMAN & HOME A truly gifted writer of historical fiction LUCINDA RILEY An engrossing and totally convincing piece of storytelling YOU MAGAZINE Katherine Webb's writing is beautiful ELIZABETH FREMANTLE A dreamy summer epic ESSENTIALS Katherine's writing is rich, vivid and evocative and her characters breathtakingly real IONA GREY This is a great yarn, spanning several generations, with neat twists and a surprising ending. PRIMA A bit of a saga that has it all - mystery, intrigue, history and a great big old house. -- Amanda Ross RADIO TIMES A haunting novel of betrayal WOMAN & HOME 'Brilliant and absorbing drama" GOOD HOUSEKEEPING A hauntingly beautiful saga which has it all - mystery, intrigue, and history - with clever twists and turns, and a surprise ending. HENLEY STANDARD A real page turner of love, hate, empathy and how dealing with the demons can free you to face up to your fears. A great read. SOUTH WALES ARGUSshow more

About Katherine Webb

Katherine Webb was born in 1977 and grew up in rural Hampshire before reading History at Durham University. She has since spent time living in London and Venice, and now lives in Wiltshire. Having worked as a waitress, au pair, personal assistant, book binder, library assistant, seller of fairy costumes and housekeeper, she now writes full time. @KWebbAuthorshow more

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Praise for Sunday Times bestselling author Katherine Webb:This is a great yarn, spanning several generations, with neat twists and a surprising endingPRIMAshow more

Rating details

6,423 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 21% (1,324)
4 39% (2,503)
3 31% (1,996)
2 7% (428)
1 3% (172)

Our customer reviews

This book gave so much more than I expected. The two stories running together gave the story great depth and gave a sense of understanding to each of the characters. To me however, I found myself sometimes rushing through the modern day story trying to get to the next chapter - knowing it would be more information about Caroline & her life. I couldn't help but get choked up every time I read something about Caroline & Corin ... I want to know more about them. A brilliant readshow more
by Chrysta
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