Things We Can't Untie by Lesley Curnow

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What do you do when your world collapses?
When the people you love fail you?

Catherine Jennings arrives in a remote village on the Hokianga harbour in New Zealand hoping to start a new life. But she drags the past with her, plunging Chris, and his wife Anna, into a nightmare of old secrets and sudden death. Anna must untangle the truth about Chris and Catherine before she can turn and face the future.


Amazon Top Reviewer (Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2008)
Crisp, well crafted, and mature. First the language comes alive, then the characters and the plot - always a telltale sign of elite writing. Because, there is art here, the reader gets to first live inside the language: then become engaged in the narrative. Both are cozy places to live in this well-told story. Unhurried conceptual space is thus provided for the reader's mind to roam around in. Pace becomes an independent variable. Indeed, there is no need to worry about any structural elements here at all, for the narrative is in the deft hands of a craftsman. The descriptions are exacting; the feel is high quality. This writer can make any story interesting.

Becky Kyle - USA (Amazon top 500 Reviewer)
While "Things We Can't Untie" is billed as general fiction, there's a strong feeling of suspense in the writing. Reading it reminds me of my first reactions while devouring Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca."

Wendy K. Harris (Author of the Undercliff Novels)
A moving story, beautifully told.

Mary W. Walters - Canada (Author of Bitters and Cool)
With assurance and a deft touch, Lesley Curnow ushers us into a complex emotional landscape where two women's relationships with the same man lead them to a painful confrontation.

About Lesley Curnow

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Lesley Curnowlives for six months of the year in a cabin by the sea in the far north of New Zealand and the rest of the time on a canal boat on the Kennet and Avon canal near Bath.She and her partner Peter love to wander the world. Between times, writing keeps her out of mischief.Lesley Curnow's latest book, Drowning in Light Seas, is also available in print and Kindle versions.For further information on Lesley, her books, or to contact her go to .
Published May 1, 2011 by Printmouse publications. 304 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction

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