The Darkest Hour

The Darkest Hour

Book - 2014
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In the summer of 1940, most eyes are focused on the skies above the South of England. The battle for Britain has just begun. But young Evie Lucas has eyes for no-one but a dashing young pilot called Tony. Evie has a glittering career as an artist ahead of her but seems to be wasting her time sketching endless portraits of Tony... 70 years later, and recently widowed art historian Lucy is trying to put the pieces of her life back together. And in order to do that, Lucy needs to uncover the mystery surrounding a painting in her home. But as she accidentally ends up stirring up a hornet's nest of history which has been deliberately obliterated.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins Publishers, c2014
ISBN: 9780007513130
9780007513123
Branch Call Number: F ERS NVD
Characteristics: 552 pages ; 24 cm

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LoganLib_Phoebe Jun 29, 2016

A gripping tale of art, passion and deceit set in wartime Britain and the present day, with a supernatural presence.

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BrownBird46
Jul 27, 2015

I enjoyed this book: a romantic historical thriller, with a generous serving of art and the supernatural. Looking forward to reading more books by this author.

ehbooklover Sep 26, 2014

I used to love Barbara Erskine books but I think that this one will be the last that I read. I didn't love her last book and that trend continues with this new title. It was an unnecessarily long, very slow moving book that had too many unlikeable and one-dimensional characters. I also saw the ending coming from a mile away. From now on I think I'll stick with Susanna Kearsley to get my supernatural/Gothic fix.

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