The Weight of Water by Penelope Evans

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After a traumatic experience in London, Sara Ravenscroft's husband Tom decides it's time for them to move to the country, away from the stress of the city. They find their dream house and all seems well, but it is here that the haunting dream which has plagued Sara since childhood starts to creep into the everyday. The small child in a little white dress and red shoes starts to appear along the river bank at the edge of their idyllic home - is this just a vision or is there something else to connect them? For Sara, the village is cold and unwelcoming and she receives a frosty reception from a community weary of outsiders. Along with the imposing Victorian asylum, the old church with its crowded graveyard only emphasises the insecurity she feels. When a movement draws her towards a headstone covered in moss, Sara is compelled to look further. The warmth of the stone is not the only shocking revelation - Events start to unfold, drawing Sara into a tumbling downward spiral. Does the past hold the key to her dream or is it the present she needs to be wary of? The unnerving movement always caught too late - is this a trick of the mind or an important piece in the puzzle that is Sara's life?

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Published May 1, 2009 by Allison & Busby. 300 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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Though there is more than enough going on in her life to sustain the narrative without the ghost, the added tension and mystery of the haunting perfectly compliment Sara's problems without detracting from them, and passages of the book are all the more nail biting for it.

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