A House of Light by Candida Clark

A House of Light

Candida Clark

Delicate observations and descriptive prose allude to an English family shrouded in secrecy. A touch of sabotage, a hint of scandal, will all be revealed? Read between the lines, all is not as it seems.


She tried to convince herself of all this, but she did not quite believe it. Even her own expression in the mirror told her she was clinging to a scrap of trustfulness that would no longer hold her weight.

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