Emily Braden has stopped believing in fairy tales and happy endings. When her fascinating but unreliable cousin Harry invites her on a holiday to explore the legendary town of Chinon, and promptly disappears - well, that's Harry for you.
As Emily makes the acquaintance of Chinon and its people, she begins to uncover dark secrets beneath the charm. Legend has it that during a 13th-century siege of the castle that looms over the city, Queen Isabelle, child bride of King John, hid a "treasure of great price". And in the last days of the German occupation during World War II, there was another Isabelle living in Chinon, a girl whose love for an enemy soldier went tragically awry.
As the dangers of the past become disastrously real, Emily is drawn ever more deeply into a labyrinth of mystery as twisted as the streets and tunnels of the ancient town itself.
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By Suz on 10-10-17
loved everything. The story, the narrator, everything. Susanna Kearsley writes the most beautiful stories.
By Vicky on 02-06-14
Good story, sloppy editing
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The story itself is a fun listen, but in almost every chapter there is an editing mistake where the narrator will say the same sentence twice in different intonations. A couple of times it was clear that she had read the sentence incorrectly and had to do it again. Other than that it is a good summer listen.