Apr 15, 2021
The Hourglass
Posted by Julie Parsons

Beyond high iron gates fastened shut with a length of chain, lies the stark, beautiful Trawbawn Here, haunted by a dark, mysterious past and largely ignored by the people of nearby Skibbereen, lives the frail Lydia Beauchamp.But old Ma Beauchamp s private existence is interrupted when a stranger arrives a young man called Adam who wanders into the vast grounds of TrawbaBeyond high iron gates fastened shut with a length of chain, lies the stark, beautiful Trawbawn Here, haunted by a dark, mysterious past and largely ignored by the people of nearby Skibbereen, lives the frail Lydia Beauchamp.But old Ma Beauchamp s private existence is interrupted when a stranger arrives a young man called Adam who wanders into the vast grounds of Trawbawn and becomes one of Lydia s most welcome contacts with the outside world.When Lydia sets her new confidante a challenge, he eagerly accepts Adam must travel to Dublin to find her estranged daughter But it is a task tainted by an air of menace For what terrible past has driven a daughter from her mother And what true motive lies behind Adam s generous act Soon the unlikely friends are entwined in a deadly game, and a pursuit born of an old lady s desire for peace mutates into a terrible, relentless need for revenge .

  • Title: The Hourglass
  • Author: Julie Parsons
  • ISBN: 9780330445498
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Hourglass Beyond high iron gates fastened shut with a length of chain lies the stark beautiful Trawbawn Here haunted by a dark mysterious past and largely ignored by the people of nearby Skibbereen lives t

    Arja

    Lukuhaasteen innoittamana eli joku suositteli luin kirjan En yleens lue t llaisia ja siksi oli aika mielenkiintoisia lukea kirjaa, josta ei ollut mit n ennakkok sityst paitsi ett ahdistava Ja todellakin, kirja vei kyll mukanaan, mutta kamala t llaisena angstaajana sanoa, mutta t m oli kyll aika kamala Jotenkin hyyt v Mietin jopa, haluanko lukea loppuun Ja nyt kun kirjan luin loppuun niin mietin, ett hups, olipa hyv kirja J i mieleen, sai minut lukemaan jotain ep tyypillist Ehk j nn rilukijalle e [...]


    Gerti

    Eine Familientrag die und ein Psychopath, der um f r einen Freund Rache zu nehmen, in die langsam wieder zusammen wachsende Familie der Beauchamps eindringt, sie manipuliert und letztendlich ber ihr Schicksal entscheidet.Zutiefst verst rend ber die Brutalit t des agierenden, dabei so arglos erscheinenden Soziopathen Adam ist dies doch eine a erst dramatisch verlaufende Geschichte ber die Famiile Beauchamp Grace, die sich von ihrer Mutter schon lange getrennt hat, weil diese sich zu sehr in ihr L [...]


    Yrinsyde

    This is a powerful book about family the bitterness, hopelessness, and painful love that consumes all It begins with a forceful scenario that is directly related to the conclusion, then dips into a gentle story For those who do not know in any great depth about story construction, this opening scene can be a mite confusing However, Parsons mastery soon reveals itself as the story picks up pace and induces in the reader, increasing terror about the outcome It is a crime novel with a twist I will [...]


    Katie Grainger

    Well this is probably one of the most gloomy books I have read all year Nothing happy happens within this story it is all crime, murder, and generally all things in human nature that are horrid It really is depressing all the way through The story is average a tale of revenge I was bored for most of it and considered not finishing it However I managed to get to the end Not the best book I have read this year


    Jane

    Some plot twists were interesting but I agree with other reviews rather gloomy Ending not redeeming Rather cliche sadistic crazy bad guy that murders for no reason That said on positive note I was fine with how written I would not recommend to any of my friends.


    Sunnyssmile

    Am spannensten war das erste Kapitel Danach wurde die Handlung nur noch langatmig und das Finale konnte auch nicht wirklich berzeugen Ich habe das Buch nicht ohne Grund ber zwei Jahre hinweg mit vielen Unterbrechungen gelesen


    Ian

    With its story of a disturbed young man and a dysfunctional family with a secret we are in Ruth Rendell territory here However I guessed the twist in the tale pretty early on, whereas I don t think Ms Rendell would have been quite so obvious.


    Michelle


    Gillian

    It disturbed me It s quite upsetting to think someone could be so sadistic


    Jane

    A psychological thriller about a dysfunctional family.


    Pam

    01 26 rec via bookmooch


    Denise Walsh

    very dark book no likeable characters and I found the ending very strange I was glad when it was finished and I could move onto my next book


    Heidi

    A well written book, but the story stays a bit vague for a rather long time After that, I knew where it was going and the anticipation of it had me glued to the pages It s all a bit dark.


    Sue Hoddinott

    Ok quick read a little bit soft at the end


    Tova Sandberg

    Read in Swedish translated from English


    Margarida

    A really nice surprise


    Titta

    Tiimalasi Miusta melkoisen loistava dekkari ei niin ennalta arvattava juonikuvio



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