Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident ten years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her. But an unexpected and mysterious bequest from Nell turns Cassandra s life upside down and ends up challenging everything she thought she knew about herself and her family. Inheriting a book of dark and intriguing fairytales written by Eliza Makepeace Rutherford the Victorian authoress who disappeared mysteriously in the early twentieth century as well as a cliff-top cottage on the other side of the world, Cassandra takes her courage in both hands to follow in the footsteps of Nell, on a quest to find out the truth about their history, their family and their past; little knowing that in the process, she will also discover a new life for herself.
Reviews for "The House at Riverton" (also known as "The Shifting Fog"):
"A stunning must-read story that s set for stardom" "Woman s Day" magazine
"This debut page-turner recounts the crumbling of a prominent British family as seen through the eyes of one of its servants . Morton triumphs with a riveting plot, a touching but tense love story and a haunting ending." "Publishers Weekly"