The Light Behind the Window

  • by Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by Gerri Halligan
  • 15 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

THE PRESENT - After her mother’s death, Emilie de la Martiniéres finds herself the sole inheritor of a chateau in the south of France. There she discovers an old notebook which leads her along a journey to unravel the tragic love story of the mysterious Sophia.
THE PAST (1943). Constance Carruthers, arrives in occupied Paris at the height of conflict. There she stumbles into the heart of a wealthy family and is drawn into a web of deception, the repercussions of which will affect generations to come.

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A very compelling listen

I must congratulate Lucinda Riley on this very compelling "listen" - this is a superb story that weaves its way through two time frames very effectively. I am usually not keen on dual timelines but here I make exception - I marvelled at the lengths Lucinda has gone to in depicting some very palpable scenarios - the two times frames could have been separate books themselves - so brilliantly written that it made me forget one "story" whilst listening to the other! This really was a book I didn't want to stop listening to and I started to feel disappointed when it was obviously nearing conclusion. True, I found some of it predictable - but it was a thrilling, emotional and enjoyable read throughout. Special mention must be given to Gerri Halligan who narrated it brilliantly - and made the characters believable. I thoroughly recommend this compelling listen - I have now listened to all Lucinda's books on Audible and can't wait for her next one to be published. A truly enjoyable author (and narrator).
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- L

The Light Behind the Window

Would you listen to The Light Behind the Window again? Why?

No because there is a mystery to be unravelled and I now know the answer to it.


What did you like best about this story?

The characterisation, especially the sympathetic insight into the main character Emily.
The vivid description of the various settings.
The tense atmosphere of the two main stories.
The twist at the end. You think that you know it all but you don't !


What about Gerri Halligan’s performance did you like?

Mostly her voices of the characters. She is also easy to listen to.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. It's good to break it up into the separate time periods.


Any additional comments?

I like this author and look forward to her future books.

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- MRS.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-11-2012
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks