Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield #BookReview

Lizanne lost in a good book

On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames, the regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open and in steps an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a child.

Hours later, the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life.

Is it a miracle?

Is it magic?

And who does the little girl belong to?

The beautiful cover and tempting blurb drew me into this intriguing book, but at first the slow pace made it easy to put the book down. The idea of a man stumbling into a riverside pub on a dark winter night, carrying a child drowned in the river, promises a tale stranger than any which the publican might be about to tell and gradually I was drawn into the mystery. Who was the girl? Why do so many people wish to…

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