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Late Season

Christobel Kent

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Thriller / suspense

A standalone novel from Christobel Kent, bestselling author of The Loving Husband

An isolated Tuscan farmhouse on the edge of an ancient wood is the perfect setting for a late September holiday. As a group of old friends from university and their families gather to relax and unwind, all are hoping it will be a chance to put the tragic events of the previous year behind them. There were six of them once; now they are are five.

Watching the British visitors arrive from her own terrace is Anna Viola, whose family has lived for centuries in the crumbling red-brick farmhouse above Il Vignacce. As a little girl during the war, Anna watched an Englishman arrive at the house, seeking shelter from the Germans. His appearance would change her life for ever; it still haunts the family home she holds in trust for her beloved son Paolo.

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Praise for Late Season

  • Kent is an extremely fine writer and makes terrific use in particular of the Fens' waterlogged, empty landscape in which secrets can be easily buried if never quite forgotten...Terrifyingly good - Metro

  • Atmospheric and psychologically acute throughout - Sunday Times

  • Christobel Kent is one of our most assured thriller writers. The Loving Husband is a perfectly paced and plotted novel - Good Housekeeping

  • Brilliant...A spooky, gripping and affecting story - Louise Doughty

  • Atmospheric and eerily menacing, this cracking psychological thriller demands to be read with all the lights on - Psychologies on The Crooked House

  • Christobel Kent is a brilliant writer - India Knight

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Christobel Kent

Christobel Kent was born in London and educated at Cambridge. She has lived variously in Essex, London and Italy. Her childhood included several years spent on a Thames sailing barge in Maldon, Essex with her father, stepmother, three siblings and four step-siblings. She now lives in both Cambridge and Florence with her husband and five children.

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