Down to the Sea

by Sue Lawrence | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1912235331 Global Overview for this book
Registered by kinedi of Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on 7/8/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by kinedi from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Monday, July 08, 2019
When Rona and Craig buy a large Victorian house up from Edinburgh's Newhaven district once teeming with fishing boats they plan to renovate and set it up as a luxury care home. But something is not quite right: disturbing sounds can be heard when the sea mists swirl; their unpredictable neighbour makes it clear that the house was not always a happy family home. And their characterful' historic pile has a gloomy cellar harbouring relics from days gone by.

Back in the 1890s, superstitious fishwives blame young Jessie for the deaths of their menfolk in a terrible storm, and she's forced into the Newhaven Poorhouse. In those less enlightened times, life was often severe, cruel even, and Jessie is entirely at the mercy of a tyrant matron. But one inmate is not all she seems. Jessie begins to pick at the truth, uncovering the secrets and lies that pervade the poorhouse and which will have profound and dangerous consequences in the future.

Journal Entry 2 by kinedi at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Monday, July 15, 2019
This book wasn't particularly well written and the 1981/82 characters were rather flat and one dimensional.However, I was interested in the life of the girls in 1899 and history of the fishergirls in Newhaven which made it a worthwhile read in the end.

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