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Weight of Water, The

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Author: Penelope Evans

Genre: Women's Reads
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780749007980
Rights: UK & Comm
Pub. Date: 19th April 2010

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After her husband faces a crisis on the underground, Sara Ravenscroft finds herself moving to Devon to start a life away from the city. But it is here in the country that the haunting dream which has plagued her since childhood starts to creep into the everyday.  A small girl in a white dress and red shoes starts to appear along the river bank at the edge of her idyllic house - is this just a vision or is there something else to connect them?

Sara’s new village is cold and unwelcoming, its resident community weary of outsiders. The imposing Victorian asylum and the old church with its crowded graveyard only emphasise the unease she already feels. When a movement draws her towards a headstone covered in moss, Sara is compelled to look further, only to uncover a shocking revelation.

Events start to unfold, drawing Sara into a tumbling downward spiral. Does the past hold the key to her dream or is it the present she needs to be wary of?

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'A page turning story of a woman's struggle to come to terms with the changes in her life, The Weight of Water is the perfect book to devour on a slightly chilly, spooky evening. A delectable blend of razor sharp realism and the supernatural.'The Bookbag

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Not a review, just a comment... I wonder if there are so few titles in the universe, or so little imagination in this author, for re-using this excellent one. The Weight of Water is, and for me will always be Anita Shreeve's stunning 1997 novel. There are many ways to invite comparison with or pay hommage to another author's work. I am not sure this is a good one though. Or is this just a facile attempt at getting attention, snagging prospective buyers under the pretense of being something they may have heard or only partially remember from a mere 12 years ago? No. I don't think so, but it does raise the unflattering possibility. Perhaps it works though, for I may have to read it now ;-)Dominique Anfossi, Copenhagen

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