Le Chateau

Sarah Ridout
June 2017

RRP: A$19.99
ISBN: 9781760406981
Format: Paperback

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“The formality of French life, the weirdness of incidental events, the bewilderment of amnesia and the great beauty of the countryside are all vividly realised in this well-crafted  contemporary gothic fiction.” Fairfax – Canberra Times, The Age, SMH

Book overview

A suspenseful gothic tale that will appeal to fans of Daphne du Maurier and Kate Morton

What really happened at the Chateau?

When Charlotte regains consciousness after an accident, she finds herself living a stranger’s life. The previous five years are a blank, and her husband, Henri, and daughter, Ada, are strangers. Arriving at their family chateau in southern France, she hopes to regain her memories. Instead she feels isolated and unsettled. Strange events hint at underlying darkness and menace. Charlotte doesn’t know who to trust.

Did she really have an affair with their charming Irish neighbour, as her enigmatic mother-in-law suggests? And what of Henri? He seems loving and kind, a good parent, but Charlotte is wary. Then there is Ada, a little girl who just wants her mother back.

With the help of her friend and fellow Australian Susannah, Charlotte starts to piece together events, but her newfound confidence is shaken with news that puts a deadline on her quest.