The House at the Edge Of the World by Julia Rochester
John Venton’s drunken fall from a Devon cliff leaves his family with an embarrassing ghost. His twin children, Morwenna and Corwin, flee in separate directions to take up their adult lives. Their mother, enraged by years of unhappy marriage, embraces merry widowhood. Only their grandfather finds solace in the crumbling family house, endlessly painting their story onto a large canvas map,a map that holds a devastating secret.
The House at the Edge of the World is the compellingly told story of how family and home can be both a source of comfort and a wholly destructive force. Cutting to the undignified half-truths every family conceals, it asks the questions we all must confront who are we responsible for and, ultimately, to whom do we belong?
Julia Rochester is a fantastic writer she packs so much into this part mystery, part psychological novel. It switches with more powerful emotions and smoothly the next. But when you think it going so smoothly a dark turn takes you. I really enjoyed every page.
No one noticed that the twins Morwenna and Corwin’s father was missing. When the twins were Eighteen their father fell of a cliff. On the edge of their world coast guards and people searched for their father. Morwenna thought that it was a stupid way to die and wanted to know why did their father jumped over the cliff.
We are drawn into a few characters that are put into extreme situations for whatever mysteriously reasons they hold. I can not say any more about the story I can’t possibly spoil the plot. Constantly the picture of the clever scenes are getting bigger, with a startling outcome.
What a brilliant cast of family unexpected twist and turns that are full of secrets and major surprises.
I highly recommend The House at the Edge Of the World. I am sure no reader will half finish this book. It is one those novels that has romanticism and a mysteriously plot.
I do hope all readers enjoy reading this novel as much as I have.