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Carol Drinkwater

The House on the Edge of the Cliff
  • The House on the Edge of the Cliff

  • Carol Drinkwater

    From bestselling author Carol Drinkwater, comes an epic story of enduring love and betrayal, from Paris in the 1960s, to the present day.

    No one else knows what happened that summer. Or so she believes . . .

    Grace first came to France a lifetime ago. Young and full of dreams of adventure, she met two very different men.

    She fell under the spell of one. The other fell under hers.

    Until one summer night shattered everything . . .

    Now, Grace is living an idyllic life with her husband, sheltered from the world in a magnificent Provençal villa, perched atop a windswept cliff.

    Every day she looks out over the sea - the only witness to that fateful night years ago.

    Until a stranger arrives at the house. A stranger who knows everything, and won't leave until he gets what he wants.

    The past and present spectacularly collide in this gripping story of love and betrayal echoing across the decades.
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    'I was hooked from a start threaded with mystery and menace, and it kept me gripped' Dinah Jefferies, author of The Missing Sister

    'A beautifully woven and compelling tale of passion, love and intrigue' Rowan Coleman, author of The Summer of Impossible Things

    'Carol Drinkwater's writing is like taking an amazing holiday in book form' Jenny Colgan, author of The Bookshop on the Shore

    'Given extra resonance by the beautifully drawn French landscape. Emotional and tenderly written' Elizabeth Buchan, author of The New Mrs Clifton

Carol Drinkwater is a multi-award-winning actress who is best known for her portrayal of Helen Herriot in the BBC television series All Creatures Great and Small. Her quartet of memoirs set on her olive farm in the south of France have sold over a million copies worldwide and her solo journey round the Mediterranean in search of the olive tree's mythical secrets inspired a five-part documentary film series, The Olive Route. She is also the author of novels The Forgotten Summer, The Lost Girl and The House on the Edge of the Cliff. She lives in the south of France where she is writing her next novel.