Author(s): Kate Morton
Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again. Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge; something history has forgotten but Grace never could. Set as the war-shattered Edwardian summer surrenders to the decadent twenties, The Shifting Fog is a thrilling mystery and a compelling love story.
Kate Morton grew up in the mountains of south-east Queensland. She has degrees in dramatic art and English literature and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Queensland. Kate lives with her husband and young sons in Brisbane. With just three novels published, Kate Morton has sold over 4 million copies in 26 languages, across 38 countries. Her first novel, The Shifting Fog , published internationally as The House at Riverton, was a number one bestseller in 2007. The Forgotten Garden, her second novel, published in 2008, was also a bestseller in Australia, the UK, the US and in many European countries. And on simultaneous publication of The Distant Hours in Australia, the UK and US in November 2010, Kate's third novel also became an immediate bestseller. Each of her three novels have won the Australian Book Industry award for General Fiction Book of the Year. You can find more information about Kate and her books at katemorton.com