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The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House Note I received this copy of The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House by Stephanie Lam for free through Goodreads First Reads The opinions and thoughts I share in this review are my own.I was delighted to receive this copy of The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House through the post as it was one which greatly appealed to me I was shocked to discover on it s arrival that it is an Advanced Reading Copy ARC , so I am not allowed to post any quotes from it much as I may wish At a little over 5 Note I received this copy of The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House by Stephanie Lam for free through Goodreads First Reads The opinions and thoughts I share in this review are my own.I was delighted to receive this copy of The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House through the post as it was one which greatly appealed to me I was shocked to discover on it s arrival that it is an Advanced Reading Copy ARC , so I am not allowed to post any quotes from it much Stephanie Lam S Stunning Debut Novel, The Mysterious Affair At Castaway House, Is A Gripping Read Laced With Mystery, Secrets And Love.It S 1965 And Eighteen Year Old Rosie Churchill Has Run Away To The Beautiful But Run Down Castaway House In The Seaside Town Of Helmstone But When She Uncovers A Scandal Locked Away In The Walls Of The Old House, She Soon Comes To Realise That Neither Her Own Troubled Past Nor That Of The House Will Stay Buried For Long.In 1924 Fresh Faced Robert Carver Comes To Castaway House To Spend A Languid Summer In The Company Of His Much Wealthier Cousin, Alec Bray But The Brays Are A Damaged Family, With Damaging Secrets And Little Does Robert Know That His World Is About To Change For Ever.As Rosie Begins To Learn About Robert, The Further She Is Drawn Into The Mysterious History Of The House, And Their Stories, Old And New, Entwine. This debut historical fiction novel uses the, perhaps, overused plot device of two dual time lines in this case 1924 and 1965 The book revolves around Castaway House, which overlooks the sea in Helmstone In 1965 it is young Rosie Churchill who has fled her home and education, despite being the most promising pupil in her class and about to take her A Level exams Castaway House was once a beautiful house which dominated the town, but by the time Rosie arrives, it is a slightly run down board This debut historical fiction novel uses the, perhaps, overused plot device of two dual time lines in this case 1924 and 1965 The book revolves around Castaway House, which overlooks the sea in Helmstone In 1965 it is young Rosie Churchill who has fled her home and education, despite being the most promising pupil in her class and about to take her A Level exams Castaway House was once a beautiful house which dominated the town, but by the time Rosie arrives, it is a slightly run down boarding house She spends her time working for Mrs Hale carrying cups of tea and washing up, instead of studying The other boarders include a new vis A finely constructed, highly atmospheric mystery from a truely gifted storyteller I was swept away by The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House It was hugely enjoyable, surprising, with a bit of romance and all done with a tongue in cheek humour I absolutely adored The book cleverly explores British cultural shifts between the 1920s and the 1960s through the eyes of contrasting yet equally intriguing characters, all living in the same fictional seaside town of Helmstone The period details an A finely constructed, highly atmospheric mystery from a truely gifted storyteller I was swept away by The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House It was hugely enjoyable, surprising, with a bit of romance and all done with a tongue in cheek humour I absolutely adored The book cleverly explores British cultural shifts between the 1920s and the 1960s through the eyes of contrasting yet equally intriguing characters, all living in the same fictional seaside town of Helmstone The period details and contrasting literary styles of the 2 eras are staggering, you really feel tottaly immersed in the Jazz age of the 1920s and the sexual rev Firstly I won a copy of this book via The Book Boutique s Facebook Page competition and very promptly received a pristine ARC copy of the book So thank you to them for choosing me and I eagerly started to devour my copy The book itself was a very well presented soft cover copy with a very satisfying floppiness to it which felt good to handle It also has an nicely beautiful cover which to me is always an attractive feature for any book.Onto the review The description on the back of the book Firstly I won a copy of this book via The Book Boutique s Facebook Page competition and very promptly received a pristine ARC copy of the book So thank you to them for choosing me and I eagerly started to devour my copy The book itself was a very well presented soft cover copy with a very satisfying floppiness to it which felt good to handle It also has an nicely beautiful cover which to me is always an attractive feature for any book.Onto the review The description on the back of the book gives a very nice overview of the story that you are about to enjoy and I wouldn t like to say too muchwith regards to the plot as I think it would spoil another readers enjoyment to be told too much Suffice to say it is a mystery full of interesting and well thought out characters set in a seaside town in Stephanie Lam s The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House is an evocative, twisty narrative set across two timeframes Vivid and brilliantly plotted it had me guessing till the very end In 1960s Helmstone a fictional town no doubt inspired by the author s home town, Brighton young Rosie Churchill has left home under a cloud and rents a room in dilapidated Castaway House Here she finds a message scratched into the walls Robert Carver is innocent and uncovers a long buried scandal In 1924 R Stephanie Lam s The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House is an evocative, twisty narrative set across two timeframes Vivid and brilliantly plotted it had me guessing till the very end In 1960s Helmstone a fictional town no doubt inspired by the author s home town, Brighton young Rosie Churchill has left home under a cloud and rents a room in dilapidated Castaway House Here she finds a message scratched into the walls Robert Carver is innocent and uncovers a long buried scandal In 1924 Robert Carver stays at Castaway, guest of his cousin Alec Bray and his stunning, i I do like it when a book lives up to its title so I pleased to report that there are a number of mysteries between the pages of this debut novel by Stephanie Lam.This book uses the dual time line style of narrative with alternate chapters narrated by Rosie Churchill in 1965 and Robert Carver in 1924 Rosie is just 18 and has left home before finishing school to share a flat in Castaway House When Rosie is given a picture of Robert because they share the same initials her interest is piqued an I do like it when a book lives up to its title so I pleased to report that there are a number of mysteries between the pages of this debut novel by Stephanie Lam.This book uses the dual time line style of narrative with alternate chapters narrated by Rosie Churchill in 1965 and Robert Carver in 1924 Rosie is just 18 and has left home before finishing school to share a flat in Castaway House When Rosie is given a picture of Robert because they share the same initials her interest is piqued and she determines to find outabout him Due to the two are separated by a mere So This is the first time I have written a proper review on goodreads and not on my wordy blogger blog Regardless, I was honoured to win this book, The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House by Stephanie Lam, in a goodreads giveaway and I won t lie, when I read the back synopsis, I began to wonder why I entered said giveaway as it was n The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House by Stephanie Lam which I won through Goodreads Giveaways is an intriguing story spanning 1924 and 1965 and laced with scandal, tragedy and mystery It begins when Rosie Churchill, running away from a secret, takes a room with two other girls at the dilapidated Castaway House near Helmstone Struggling to put the past behind her and survive financially, Rosie s curiosity ignites when she finds not only an old pencil drawing of a man with the initials R.C The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House by Stephanie Lam which I won through Goodreads Giveaways is an intriguing story spanning 1924 and 1965 and laced with scandal, tragedy and mystery It begins when Rosie Churchill, running away from a secret, takes a room with two other girls at the dilapidated Castaway House near Helmstone Struggling to put the past behind her and survive financially, Rosie s curiosity ignites when she finds not only an old pencil drawing of a man with the initials R.C but the cryptic phrase Robert Carver is innocent gouged under the window sill, discovering a connection between the two The mystery becomes evenintoxicating when a drifter named Dorkie appears at Castaway House and starts remembering the man and the dark history of the house.In a flashback to 1924 Robert Carver has been invited to Castaway House by his cousin Alec Bray hoping the sea air will revitalize his health What Robert quickly comes I received this free from the publisher via NetGalleyActual Rating 2.5Release date August 28thRosie Churchill, in 1965, has moved out from her mother s house, and left school and moved to Castaway House in a seaside town But she finds clues to the houses past which uncovers a scandal which took place there In 1925, Robert Carver is invited to stay at Castaway House over the summer by his cousin, Alec Bray, who owns the place While there he grows close to his cousins wife and secrets are spi I received this free from the publisher via NetGalleyActual Rating 2.5Release date August 28thRosie Churchill, in 1965, has moved out from her mother s house, and left school and moved to Castaway House in a seaside town But she finds


About the Author: Stephanie Lam

Stephanie Lam was born in London She now lives in Brighton, close to the sea The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House is her first novel.


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