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Author: Kirsten Tranter

ISBN: 9781460751657
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1 March 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.2 x 13.6 x 1.6
Three years ago, Shelley's lover, Conrad, died in a surfing accident. Now, still in a state of subdued grief, Shelley has just moved into an old Victorian terrace in Paddington with David, her new partner, trying for a new beginning. At home one morning, Shelley discovers a door to a small intriguing room, which is not on the plans. There is a window, a fireplace and a beautiful chandelier. But nothing else.

When Shelley meets a man who seems to be Conrad's uncanny double, the mysterious room begins to dominate her world, becoming a focus for her secret fantasies and fears, offering an escape which also threatens to become a trap. A waking dream of a novel, Hold is spellbinding, sensual and unsettling.

Caroline Baum's Review

As she proved in The Legacy and A Common Loss, Kirsten Tranter loves to create a mood. She has real skill at the slow building malaise that suggests something is not quite right, charged with tension that is both erotic and unnameable.

In this novel her narrator, Shelley, has put her grief over the loss of her lover in a surfing accident behind her. She is now livin...

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