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Stephanie Lam S Stunning Debut Novel, The Mysterious Affair At Castaway House, Is A Gripping Read Laced With Mystery, Secrets And Love.It S 1965 And Eighteen Year Old Rosie Churchill Has Run Away To The Beautiful But Run Down Castaway House In The Seaside Town Of Helmstone But When She Uncovers A Scandal Locked Away In The Walls Of The Old House, She Soon Comes To Realise That Neither Her Own Troubled Past Nor That Of The House Will Stay Buried For Long.In 1924 Fresh Faced Robert Carver Comes To Castaway House To Spend A Languid Summer In The Company Of His Much Wealthier Cousin, Alec Bray But The Brays Are A Damaged Family, With Damaging Secrets And Little Does Robert Know That His World Is About To Change For Ever.As Rosie Begins To Learn About Robert, The Further She Is Drawn Into The Mysterious History Of The House, And Their Stories, Old And New, Entwine. The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House


About the Author: Stephanie Lam

Stephanie Lam was born in London She now lives in Brighton, close to the sea The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House is her first novel.



10 thoughts on “The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House

  1. says:

    This book was literally middle of the road for me I don t dislike it but I wouldn t say I liked it either The story was ok It had all the elements that I love dual time lines, a house that contains mysteries, and characters that are driven by love hate It was just missing ...


  2. says:

    Note I received this copy of The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House by Stephanie Lam for free through Goodreads First Reads The opinions and thoughts I share in this review are my own.I was delighted to receive this copy of The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House through the post as it was one which greatly appealed to me I was shocked to discover on it s arrival that it is an Advanced Reading Copy ARC , so I am not


  3. says:

    This debut historical fiction novel uses the, perhaps, overused plot device of two dual time lines in this case 1924 and 1965 The book revolves around Castaway House, which overlooks the sea in Helmstone In 1965 it is young Rosie Churchill who has fled her home and education, despite being the most promising pupil in her class and about to take her A Level exams Castaway House was once a beautiful house which dominated


  4. says:

    A finely constructed, highly atmospheric mystery from a truely gifted storyteller I was swept away by The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House It was hugely enjoyable, surprising, with a bit of romance and all done with a tongue in cheek humour I absolutely adored The book cleverly explores British cultural shifts between the 1920s and the 1960s through the eyes of contrasting yet equally intriguing characters, all living i


  5. says:

    Firstly I won a copy of this book via The Book Boutique s Facebook Page competition and very promptly received a pristine ARC copy of the book So thank you to them for choosing me and I eagerly started to devour my copy The book itself was a very well presented soft cover copy with a very satisfying floppiness to it which felt good to handle It also has an nicely beautiful cover which to me is always an attractive feature for


  6. says:

    Stephanie Lam s The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House is an evocative, twisty narrative set across two timeframes Vivid and brilliantly plotted it had me guessing till the very end In 1960s Helmstone a fictional town no doubt inspired by the author s home town, Brighton young Rosie Churchill has left home under a cloud and rents a room in dilapidated Castaway House Here she finds a message scratched into the walls Robert Carve


  7. says:

    I do like it when a book lives up to its title so I pleased to report that there are a number of mysteries between the pages of this debut novel by Stephanie Lam.This book uses the dual time line style of narrative with alternate chapters narrated by Rosie Churchill in 1965 and Robert Carver in 1924 Rosie is just 18 and has left home before finishing school to share a flat in Castaway House When Rosie is given a picture of Robert b


  8. says:

    So This is the first time I have written a proper review on goodreads and not on my wordy blogger blog Regardless, I was honoured to win this book, The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House by Stephanie Lam, in a goodreads giveaway and I won t lie, when I read the back synopsis, I began to wonder why I entered said giveaway as it was n...


  9. says:

    The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House by Stephanie Lam which I won through Goodreads Giveaways is an intriguing story spanning 1924 and 1965 and laced with scandal, tragedy and mystery It begins when Rosie Churchill, running away from a secret, takes a room with two other girls at the dilapidated Castaway House near Helmstone Struggling to put the past behind her and survive financially, Rosie s curiosity ignites when she finds not onl


  10. says:

    I received this free from the publisher via NetGalleyActual Rating 2.5Release date August 28thRosie Churchill, in 1965, has moved out from her mother s house, and left school and moved to Castaway House in a seaside town But she finds clues to the houses past which uncovers a scandal which took place there In 1925, Robert Carver is invited to stay at Castaway House over the summer by his cousin, Alec Bray, who owns the place While there he


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