The Shivering Sands

The Shivering Sands

eBook - 2013
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Ancient ruins. Family scandal. Forbidden love.

Caroline knows something is wrong. Her sister Roma has gone missing, and no one can tell her why. The only option is to go where Roma was last seen--an estate with a deadly history...

The Stacy family has lived off the Dover coast for generations, carefully navigating the treacherous quicksands nearby. But the sands aren't Caroline's biggest threat. Everyone here has a secret, especially enigmatic young heir Napier Stacy. No matter where Caroline turns, the ground she walks is dangerous. And the closer she comes to unraveling the truth, the closer she comes to sharing her sister's fate...

What readers are saying about The Shivering Sands :

"The feel of this story was similar to that of Rebecca--the sort of dark, shivery, mysterious feeling. The end was WAY better in my opinion, though. Definitely a good read!"--Mary

"This is a a five-star historical, romance, mystery, psychological thriller."--Greg B.

"The most suspenseful book ever, and many years later, after having read countless Holt books, I can safely say that this is her best work."--Swathi

Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Casablanca, c2013
ISBN: 9781402277504
1402277504
9781402277511
1402277512
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Bonfire
Sep 12, 2012

As usual, Victoria Holt's books are so, so good. She actually took time to tell the whole story. There are no sudden endings.

'The Shivering Sands' was a bit sad in places but the plot was good, mostly believable and a real mystery. I didn't guess the 'bad guy', which I usually do. I thought it was a different character. It kept moving; I didn't want to put it down.

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Bonfire
Sep 12, 2012

After personal loss, Caroline becomes a music teacher for a wealthy family's 3 girls. She takes the position 'incognito' because her sister, a very practical archeologist who was digging on the edge of the estate, has suddenly disappeared.

The family is also haunted by tragedies from the past and before Caroline can unravel the mystery about her sister, there is another disappearance. She is falling for the heir but is he the cause of the disappearances? His father thinks so. And who is causing the mysterious lights in the burned chapel? And what about the crazy aunt to paints people's portraits as she 'sees' them? How can people disappear without a trace?

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