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Folly Paperback – 8 May 2001

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins (8 May 2001)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 416 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0007111320
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0007111329
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 125 ratings

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Praise for Laurie R King:

‘A compelling, effective piece of writing’
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‘Brilliantly written… it is both intriguing and wholly absorbing’
T. J. Binyon, Evening Standard (Birth of a New Moon)

‘Well-written and totally gripping’
Guardian (Birth of a New Moon)

‘Pacy, skilfully layered narrative, notable for its wit, affection and unflashy know-how’
Literary Review (of With Child)

‘Original, and subtle’
Evening Standard (of To Play the Fool)

From the Back Cover

'A compelling psychological suspense novel from the award-winning author of 'The Birth of a New Moon' and 'Night Work''

Rae Newborn, shattered after a nervous breakdown and an attempted rape, is left on a deserted island off the coast of Washington State. Her aim is to rebuild a family house destroyed by fire back in the nineteen twenties. All she wants is to be left in peace, but her nights are haunted by ghosts from her past and her days interrupted by unwelcome visits from the local police and a mysterious intruder.

But her tranquillity is truly disturbed when she makes a discovery in the foundations of the house that throws a dark shadow over her whole family history. What really happened on the island eighty years ago? And what was the truth behind her great-uncle's disappearance? Violence comes down through the years to explode once again on the isolated island, this time threatening to destroy not just Rae but future generations as well.

'"Well-written with an engrossing plot and a welcome depth to the central character. 'Folly' is unreservedly recommended"'
CATH STAINCLIFFE, 'Manchester Evening News'

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