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Justine is a photographer with a tragic past. When she takes a job as thecaretaker for an old Palladian mansion, she finds herself becoming obsessed with the last family to own the house -- particularly the oldest son. Driven to photograph the house and the family's personal possessions, Justine is more intrigued than frightened to discover strange images appearing in her pictures, ghostly images she knows she didn't record. Even more unsettling, it seems like someone is stalking her, watching her.
Halfway around the world, Adam writes letters to a woman he's dreamed about since he was a child, but has never met. One day he sees her picture in a magazine -- it's Justine. That she's living in his old family home is a coincidence he cannot ignore. Drawn to his mystery woman, Adam leaves his exile in South Africa and risks all to satisfy his yearning for her.
Adam believes he and Justine are truly soul mates -- but if neither of them are able to overcome their pasts, how can they have a future?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 371 pages
  • 106.68 x 170.18 x 27.94mm | 181.44g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765349299
  • 9780765349293
  • 733,218

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"In "The Midnight Side" Mostert eschews the usual murder-mystery clichés in favour of murky, gloomily-lit suspense, painting a Dickensian picture of foggy London that is as compelling as the unfolding drama. Bedtime reading for the brave." --"The London Times" (London)
"An unusual debut thriller...Too bad Ingrid Bergman and Carey Grant aren't able to star in the film version. How about Julianne Moore and Daniel Day Lewis? The plotline is an original one and Mostert seasons it with absorbing psychological detail...the novel holds our attention throughout, and its climactic a humdinger." --"Kirkus" on "The Midnight Side"
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173 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
5 29% (51)
4 31% (54)
3 21% (37)
2 10% (18)
1 8% (13)
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