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eBook The River House. Margaret Leroy ePub

by Margaret Leroy

  • ISBN: 0778304094
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Margaret Leroy
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Mira Books (December 1, 2010)
  • Pages: 432
  • ePub book: 1841 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1588 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 112

Description

A woman is found murdered at the river's edge, just near the river house.

This book explores why, in these post-feminist days, otherwise confident and assertive women spend hours waiting for the phone to ring when they meet a man they like. Every once in a blue moon, a masterful writer dives into gothic waters and emerges with a novel that-like Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, Minette Walters's The Breaker, and Donna Tartt's The Little y celebrates and transcends the tradition. Welcome Margaret Leroy to the clan. What's the matter with Sylvie? Such a pretty girl. A woman is found murdered at the river's edge, just near the river house.

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Margaret Leroy writes like a dream Tony Parsons. A woman is found murdered at the river’s edge, just near the river house. I enjoyed this book, though it was not the "thriller" that I expected from the book's description. And Ginnie finds herself in the path of extraordinary danger, not only facing the exposure and grief that she has feared, but endangering herself and everyone she loves. Margaret Leroy writes like a dream Tony Parsons.

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He’s brought me flowers, yellow lilies with speckled hearts, and an expensive Burgundy. In his pale Armani jacket, he seems much younger than his years. You’re looking well, he says. I’m fine, I say. No, really, Ginnie. There’s something different. I shrug a little, laughing, afraid he can read something in me. He has an invitation for me. He’s had a call from Dylan, the conductor of the choir we sang in at university

Margaret Leroy has written five previous novels. Her first novel, Trust, was televised in the UK. Postcards from Berlin was a New York Times Notable Book, and Yes, My Darling Daughter was chosen for the summer reading list in O, the Oprah magazine.

Margaret Leroy has written five previous novels. Margaret is married with two children and lives in London.

Repercussions abound in "The River House". com User, February 5, 2006.

The River House Margaret Leroy Acclaim for Margaret Leroy’s The River House. This book was compelling from the first chapter. Margaret Leroy’s twists are carefully orchestrated so Grace had my sympathy and understanding

The River House Margaret Leroy. With you I’m in a different world, what happens in our world can’t harm anyone els. innie Holmes has found something she never intended to find – an overwhelming passion for a man she should not be with. At an abandoned boathouse hidden on the riverbank of the Thames, Ginnie steps into a world that’s just a little bit brighter that her ordinary life. An escape from the crush of an empty marriage and a drifting life. Acclaim for Margaret Leroy’s The River House. Margaret Leroy’s twists are carefully orchestrated so Grace had my sympathy and understanding. It is a book I will never forget.

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Margaret Leroy has written a page-turner of a book that I read in one day. I could not put it down. I could not put it down

With you I'm in a different world, what happens in our world can't harm anyone else... Ginnie Holmes has found something she never intended to find - an overwhelming passion for a man she should not be with. At an abandoned boathouse hidden on the riverbank of the Thames, Ginnie steps into a world that's just a little bit brighter that her ordinary life. An escape from the crush of an empty marriage and a drifting life. A terrifying event means the lovers' secret becomes a deadly catastrophe. A woman is found murdered at the river's edge, just near the river house. And Ginnie finds herself in the path of extraordinary danger, not only facing the exposure and grief that she has feared, but endangering herself and everyone she loves. "Margaret Leroy writes like a dream" Tony Parsons

Comments

TheMoonix TheMoonix
One of my favorite books is Margaret Leroy's The Soldier's Wife, and I was not completely disappointed with this novel. However, while Ms. Leroy's writing is impeccable, the story here is somewhat implausible. The heroine Ginnie Holmes is a psychologist and mother of two who is dissatisfied with her marriage and despairing of her teenage daughter's behavior. Quite by chance, she meets and begins a torrid affair with a married law enforcement officer, Will Hampden. Every Thursday afternoon they meet in an abandoned cottage hidden in the woods alongside the river. It is obvious that their relationship is going nowhere, when suddenly everything is upended. During one of their trysts, Ginnie sees something suspicious on the river path outside the cottage. Only after the fact does she connect the dots between what she saw and the murdered woman found nearby. The dilemma -- speak out about what she saw and risk ruining two marriages, or keep silent and allow a crime to go unpunished? For me, the story unravels at this point, and while this book kept my interest throughout, I much preferred Ms. Leroy's The Soldier's Wife and Postcards From Berlin.
Majin Majin
This story is for anyone who has longed for affection or wished just to be hugged....or maybe simply noticed. I loved the way the author uses language.
Nicearad Nicearad
I was happy to find this author. I like her writing very much and the story was very good too. I recommend it.
Unereel Unereel
Boring
HappyLove HappyLove
just did not meet my expectations which was true of all of these 3 books
nadness nadness
Margaret Leroy's novels have always been excellent. However, this time she shocks with the behavior of a 16 year old girl. Drinking in bars, smoking, having sex with a man 3 times her age - and her parents show no disaproval. Whats up with this? (And some of the language used to describe her sexual encounters are base and beneath her.)
Melipra Melipra
I enjoyed this. Bought many of Margaret Leroy's books. I am a fan!
Ginnie Holmes, a psychologist, lives in a house in London near the Thames River, with her husband, Greg, and sixteen-year old daughter, Amber. Another daughter, Molly, has just left for college. Ginny has grown comfortable with her life, in spite of the noticeable emotional distance from Greg, who is writing a book and plans to sleep in Molly's newly vacated room until he has finished. At her job, working with a traumatized young boy, Ginnie requests additional information from a detective who was once called to the boy's house; Ginnie hopes the detective can add some insights into the boy's lack of responsiveness in therapy. When Ginnie meets Will Hampton, the two are instantly attracted. Never before unfaithful to Greg, Ginnie is amazed how easily she falls into a clandestine affair with Will. The couple has little privacy until they discover a deserted, ramshackle house on the Thames during one of their walks, with enough privacy to shield them from prying eyes. The shabby river house becomes a haven for their weekly rendezvous. Then there is a brutal murder near the river house; the careful security Ginnie has relished is replaced by fear and imminent danger.

A woman of a certain age, Ginnie has, for the most part, treasured her life, her job, husband and daughters, vaguely aware of the absence of passion in her marriage. When she begins the romantic liaison with Will, she attempts to compartmentalize, deceiving herself that these two worlds will never infringe on each other. The brutal crime changes this blissful isolation and Ginnie is forced top confront the ugly reality of infidelity: that others, by association, are involved and can be wounded. Her middle age defined by the infinite pressures of family, the illnesses and deaths that take the bright shine from the future, Ginnie has grasped a lifeline to that carefree time of romance and unfettered passion reserved for the young, thinking it possible to rediscover it, if only for a while. Of course, she is mistaken, the consequences and responsibilities standing sentinel just around the corner.

Leroy writes delicately of place and time, her protagonist caught in an emotional dilemma. The river house is indeed awash in silvery light and secrecy, her daughters sparkle with youthful intensity and the sense of danger, once it strikes, is pervasive. But Ginnie has developed a pattern of permissiveness and it is that which will call her to account: her marriage with Greg passive and boring, making her vulnerable to the sudden rush of passion for a new man; and she is increasingly apathetic with her daughter, letting Amber shirk her responsibilities to pursue youthful enjoyments. Glorying in Amber's beauty and promise, perhaps Ginnie confuses herself with her daughter for a time, ignoring her parental role. In this psychological tale of one woman's descent into unfamiliar territory, Ginnie is blindsided by events, unbridled passion and violence rushing in, altering forever her perception of the world. Luan Gaines/ 2005.