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In a silent valley stands an isolated stone farmhouse. Its owner is Aramon Lunel, an alcoholic so haunted by his violent past that he’s let his hunting dogs starve and his land go to ruin.
Meanwhile, his sister, alone in her modern bungalow within sight of the Mas Lunel, dreams of exacting retribution for the unspoken betrayals that have blighted her life.
Into this closed world comes Anthony Verey, a wealthy but disillusioned antiques dealer from London. Anthony hopes to remake his life in France, and he begins looking at properties in the region. But, from the moment he arrives at the Mas Lunel, a frightening and unstoppable series of consequences is set in motion.
©2010 Rose Tremain (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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By Needles on 06-09-16

Forgettable

I'd rate this as an 'okay' read; not much sympathy for, or interest in any of the characters, which were all well-voiced by Juliet Stephenson except for one of the main ones- Aramon (her characterisation for him I found really grating). Overall the book felt like half-formed clay, and ultimately forgettable.

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By sally on 07-05-15

Completely engaging performance and story

Juliet Stevenson's performance is breathtaking. It was like being at the Theatre with a full cast.

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By Kirstine on 05-31-10

A slow-burner of a book

At first there appear to be four separate stories: a young school-girl, Melody, unhappy about her family's move from Paris to the wilds of the South of France; a wealthy, homosexual antiques dealer in London yearning for change; his sister living in the south of France in a lesbian relationship; an aging Frenchman living in a crumbling mansion and his sister living resentfully nearby in a bungalow. Her life scarred by being sexual abused by her brother and father when a young woman. As you can see there's a morass of unhappiness to add to a slowing evolving story with tragic consequences. The title 'Trepass' gradually begins to make sense as the four sets of characters eventually come together in the South of France.
At first I thought the book was just going to be about feelings and the evocation of the atmosphere of the South of France, but, as you'll find out, it's much more than this. The pleasure of the book is greatly enhanced by Juliet Stephenson's excellent narration: she uses her beautiful and expressive voice to bring the many characters to life.

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By Rosaline on 08-22-10

beautifully written, beautifully narrated

I've become a great fan of Rose Tremain over the past few years and this is one of her best. The various threads are skilfully woven and I was constantly surprised by the twists and turns of the tale. Loved Juliet's narration.

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By samantha bryant on 02-03-18

Brilliant

I adore Rose Tremain's books..cant wait for the next one. The first few chapters take a bit of unravelling but ohh so worth it.

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