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  • A Step in the Dark

  • A spellbinding novel of passion, tragedy and dark secrets
  • By: Judith Lennox
  • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Summary

Secrets can bind a family - or tear them apart....

Judith Lennox's A Step in the Dark is a powerful family drama set in India and Scotland that spans from 1915 to the 1960s. Perfect for fans of Lucinda Riley and Kate Morton.

It's 1915 when young Bess Ravenhart, recently widowed, leaves her baby son, Frazer, with her mother-in-law, Cora, while she sails from India to Britain to set up a home. But Cora has no intention of returning Frazer to his mother's care. Though Bess makes a new life in Edinburgh and knows the joy - and pain - of motherhood with further children, her heart always aches for the little boy she left behind. When Frazer travels to Scotland 20 years later, it seems Bess' dreams of a reconciliation will come true. But Frazer trails danger in his wake, and it's possible that not only he but also Bess and her whole family will live to rue the day of his return....

©2019 Judith Lennox (P)2010 Isis Audio

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"The unforgettable story of the secrets that can bind a family or ultimately destroy one." (Reading Evening Post)

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Drawn out story

I wish I could have stuck with this story, but about half way through I've given up. I was simply bored by it, didn't hold me at all. Can't fault the narrator, Patricia's different voices were good and varied. Sometimes I felt like saying "oh for goodness sake just get on with it." The story was just too wordy and meandering. Not my cup of tea unfortunately.

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  • Zhanna Shestopal
  • 26-10-20

Realistic and touching

Loved it from the beginning to the end.
Judith Lennox is one of my most favorite writers. Patricia Gallimore made her sound real, made all the characters look alive.