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  • By: Rebecca Hardy
  • Narrated by: Polly Edsell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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The House of Lost Wives

By: Rebecca Hardy
Narrated by: Polly Edsell
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Summary

The truth lies in the walls of Ambletye Manor...

Secrets. Lies.

And four missing wives.

1813. Lizzie's beloved older sister Esme is sold in marriage to the ageing Lord Blountford to settle their father's debts.

One year later, Esme is dead, and Lizzie is sent to take her place as Lord Blountford's next wife.

Arriving at Ambletye Manor, Lizzie uncovers a twisted web of secrets, not least that she is to be the fifth mistress of this house.

Marisa. Anne. Pansy. Esme.

What happened to the four wives who came before her?

In possession of a unique gift, only Lizzie can hear their stories, and try to find a way to save herself from sharing the same fate.

©2022 Rebecca Hardy (P)2022 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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Kept me on my toes!!!

Love it - was thrilling from beginning to end. Wonderfully written and performed and I just had to keep on reading to find out WHO DUN IT!!!

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Highly recommend!

What a well written story!
A great read in the style of the time.
Looking forward to seeing what else this author can do!!

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Such a wonderful book

This is not my usual genre at all, but this is such a wonderful book. The story is captivating right from the off. Rich interesting characters which have been beautiful written, and details scene setting which paints just the right pictures in the minds eye.. lots of twists and turns keep you listening on and on.

The narrator’s performance is brilliant too.

This needs to be listened too. Such a wonderful book

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  • 13-11-22

Fantastic audiobook, I didn't want it to end!

This story was amazingly well written, flowing from page to page and keeping me engaged. And I'm not a historical fiction, fantasy, or ghost story fan, so that is saying something!

The mystery pulled me through every hour of this audiobook. So clever how it unwinded hour after hour. And in a way that kept me wanting to come back to listen to find out what I might learn next.

I fell in love with most characters: Captain Blountford, Lizzie, Esme, the horse trainer, and more. I found myself getting mad at a few of the characters throughout the story, but by the end, even these people Lord Blountford and Lizzies parents, were better understood.

And the ghosts. I liked them too. What interesting characters and an exciting twist to the story.

Lastly, I must comment on the characteristics of the main protagonist,
Lizzie. She was in an unfortunate situation. Yet, due to her honor, honesty, integrity, persistence, and drive, she was able to make good out of a bad situation.

Too many stories today go in the other direction. I was getting tired of it, so this story was refreshing.

All I can add to the above is that I loved it, loved it, loved it, and I can't wait for a sequel.