The Unseen

PDF The Unseen By Katherine Webb From Katherine Webb, The Author Of The Acclaimed International Bestseller The Legacy, Comes A Compelling Tale Of Love, Deception, And IllusionA Vicar With A Passion For Nature, The Reverend Albert Canning Leads A Happy Existence With His Naive Wife, Hester, In Their Sleepy Berkshire Village In The Year 1911 But As The English Summer Dawns, The Cannings Lives Are Forever Changed By Two New Arrivals Cat, Their New Maid, A Disaffected, Free Spirited Young Woman Sent Down From London After Entanglements With The Law And Robin Durrant, A Leading Expert In The Occult, Enticed By Tales Of Elemental Beings In The Water Meadows Nearby.Quickly Finding A Place For Herself In The Underbelly Of Local Society, Cat Secretly Plots Her Escape Meanwhile, Robin, A Young Man Of Considerable Magnetic Charm And Beauty, Soon Becomes An Object Of Fascination And Desire Sweltering In The Oppressive Summer Heat, The Peaceful Rectory Turns Into A Hotbed Of Dangerous Ambition, Forbidden Love, And Jealousy A Potent Mixture Of Emotions That Ultimately Leads To Murder.The Unseen

I was born in Kent in 1977 and grew up in rural Hampshire before reading History at Durham University History remains a passion, and I write character led mystery dramas, often with historical settings I love to explore the way past events can reverberate in the present, and I m fascinated by the vast grey areas in human morality and behaviour.My debut novel The Legacy was voted viewers choic

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  • Hardcover
  • 356 pages
  • The Unseen
  • Katherine Webb
  • English
  • 13 October 2019
  • 9781409112600

10 thoughts on “The Unseen

  1. says:

    While there is no time slip element to this novel the author has constructed dual narration set a hundred years apart, the contemporary setting in 2011 and the historical in 1911.In the present day the body of a WWI soldier has been discovered near Ypres, Belgium Ryan works for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, he contacts Leah who is a freelance writer thinking she might be able to discover the soldier s identity based on the information in two letters that were found with him The letters were written by H Canning and sent from Cold Ash Holt, a little village in Berkshire, England Leah is intrigued to learn about the man and begins researching the Cannings of Cold Ash Holt.In Cold Ash Holt we meet Hester Canning and her husband the vicar Arthur Canning Hester has taken on a new maid from London, Cat Morely, who was recently released from gaol Hester knows things about Cat s past that she won t have gossiped about in town, she feels Cat deserves to earn a living and have a chance to regain a place in society Arthur s passion for nature brings the renown theosophist Robin Durrant into their home.Readers know from the book jacket that a murder will be committed, we don t know the identity of the victim, the perpetrator or the motive for the crime We have clues about what s in store for one of the char...

  2. says:

    This is an absolutely fantastic book I was completely and utterly hooked from page 1 I literally could not put it down I was exasperated that I had to keep putting it down so I could eat and sleep.I won t go into the plot of this magnificent story, as other reviewers have covered it, suffice to say that the story is so interwoven between 1911 and 2011 that you never really know what is going to happen next You are aware that there is a sense of evil building up but as the story twists and turns one is never quite sure who the villain is The way that Katherine Webb writes is so atmospheric, I could feel the sense of menace building, it was so vividly portrayed I grew to really like Hester, Cat and Sophie as the plot unfolded The only down side to this book is that it had to end It is truly...

  3. says:

    Segunda obra que leio desta autora Sem levantar muito o v u, porque quero gravar o correspondente v deo de opini o, digo que houve coisas que me empolgaram, como, por exemplo, a personagem Cat Morley, que me conquistou desde que ela veio ter comigo na narrativa, e outras que me ...

  4. says:

    Captivant, dar nu la fel de bun ca Mo tenirea.

  5. says:

    What is unseen in The Unseen by Katherine Webb ultimately refers to multiple things spirits fairies, buried secrets, hidden desires, the truth beneath the lies, all of which add up to a mesmerizing work of fiction with historical bases Webb weaves disparate events in early 20th Century England, the suffragette movement, and spiritualism occultism, to form a constant tension filled narrative which explodes in one unforgettable and tragic summer In the back of the book, Webb states that the first inspiration for The Unseen came from the Cottingley Fairies, photographs taken by two young girls in 1917 which seemed to prove the existence of fairies and were widely believed as authentic by many, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.The Unseen alternates between the present, when Leah, a journalist, investigates the newly found, well preserved body of a World War I soldier and the summer of 1911, when an English vicar s household receives two residents Cat, a mysterious housemaid with a shady past and Robin, a charismatic theosopist Of the two, the mod...

  6. says:

    I gave 5 stars to Katherine Webb s first book The Legacy, and had high hopes for this new one I loved the blurb and the first 100 or so pages, which were full of tantalising hints as to the long lost secret.But then it lost my interest The past storyline spent a long time getting nowhere fast, feeling like padding than plotting I enjoyed the reveal, which I ll admit took me by surprise, but by then it ...

  7. says:

    What a disappointment this book was The reviews I read of it were promising as was the blurb on the cover Glad I borrowed this from the library.The story is slow, very slow, and boring The only reason I kept reading was in the vain hope that something would happen It is one of those books that has two inter woven stor...

  8. says:

    tai ir 90 oji mano perskaityta knyga iais metais Ir kaip tokiam gra iam skai iui, pasirinkau tikrai ger roman Autor man jau pa stama i pirmojo savo romano Palikimas , kuris mane su av jo savo paslaptingumo, senov s dvasia ir m slinga aura Nematomieji mane su av jo lygiai taip pat.Istorija pasakojama i dviej perspektyv 2011 ir 1911 met uralist Li, padedama savo draugo stengaisi atkapstyti sen , rast mirusio kareivio pa on je lai k , paslapt Lai kai mena sen m sl apie didel meil , i davyst , o gal net nusikaltim Li, nusprend ia keliauti pagal lai k nuorodas ir i siai kinti lai kus jungian i istorij.1911 metai Vikaras ir jo mona Estera, savo dvare nusrend ia darbinti k tik i kal jimo paleist mergin Ket Ji kal jo u savo pa i ras moters teisi pripa inim Ketei be galo sunku b ti tarnait , suvar ytai, statytai tam tikrus r mus Ket tiki jog visi mon s lyg s, o moterys n ra nam eiminink s Estera, tuo tarpu, tik apie tai ir svajoja vaikai, eima, mylintis vyras ir joki varg Bet didysis jos vargas vikaras, jos vyras Vikaras, Albertas pasi vent s avo profesijai Tiki antgamti kom dvasiom ir savo tyrumu, ir nenori jo suter t...

  9. says:

    I think this has to be my book of the year so far I enejoyed it so much I really didn t want it to end I loved her debut novel the Legacy too but this just blew me away.The main characters are extremely well drawn, real and believeable Hester recently married to mild mannered Albert Canning, vicar of a sleepy canalside village during a long hot summer in 1911.Cat, come from London to work as a maid in their household, recently released from Holloway prison, struggling with her inner beliefs and desire for a better life.We are introduced to Hester in a series of letters she has penned to her married sister and it becomes clear she is struggling to adapt to and understand what is expected of her in her new role as wife, sure any shortcomings are hers and no fault lies with her devoted and gentle young husband.Cat finds it hard to settle to a life of servitude, bringing from prison a legacy of illness, mistrust of other folk, outspokenness and an overwhelming desire for freedom.As the scorching summer heat continues, into their lives bursts Robin Durrant a theosophist guest of Albert whose very presence threatens to affect all of their lives in different ways.Life will never be the same again once what has remained unseen is revealed.This is written ...

  10. says:

    Numa s palavra viciante Este um daqueles livros que d vontade de virar a p gina e saber o que vai acontecer de seguida Para al m da ac o ser passada em dois tempos diferentes 1911 e 2011 , a autora mostra uma profunda sabedoria sobre o momento certo de mudan a de s culo, deixando o leitor com vontade de saber o que se vai passar a seguir em cada um deles Ainda n o tive oportunidade de ler o outro t tulo da autora lan ado pela Asa, A Heran a , mas j ouvi falar muito bem desse livro tamb m Parece que Katherine Webb tem o dom da palavra e demonstra isso muito bem atrav s das p ginas dos livros At ao momento final nunca consegui adivinhar o que ia acontecer, qual das personagens iria morrer Uma morte era certa, o mais dif cil era descobrir qual era Apesar de tudo se passar num curto espa o de tempo n o notei aquela velocidade no decorrer dos acontecimentos que muitas vezes nos deixa decepcionadas p...

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