Saturday, March 1, 2014

Pre Pub Book Buzz: The Visitors by Sally Beauman

Through the years I have to admit that I haven't read much of Sally Beauman's work. It's something I do need to remedy considering how much I enjoyed Rebecca's Tale, her prequel to Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca. Her upcoming release, The Visitors, sounds fabulous and is on my list of must haves for this summer.

Here's a bit about it from Goodreads:

Under the tablecloth, Frances's hand reached for mine and clasped it. I knew what it meant, that clasp and the mischievous grateful glance that accompanied it: it meant I was thanked, that there were secrets here. I could accept that. I too had secrets - who doesn't? Sent abroad to Egypt in 1922 to recover from the typhoid that killed her mother, eleven-year-old Lucy is caught up in the intrigue and excitement that surrounds the obsessive hunt for Tutankhamun's tomb. As she struggles to comprehend an adult world in which those closest to her are often cold and unpredictable, Lucy longs for a friend she can love. When she meets Frances, the daughter of an American archaeologist, her life is transformed. As the two girls spy on the grown-ups and try to understand the truth behind their evasions, a lifelong bond is formed. Haunted by the ghosts of her past, the mistakes she made and the secrets she kept, Lucy disinters her past, trying to make sense of what happened all those years ago in Cairo and the Valley of the Kings. And for the first time in her life, she comes to terms with what happened after Egypt, when Frances needed Lucy most.

The Visitors is due out from Harper July 1st but the book is already available in the UK.


As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

This book sounds so good! I'm such a sucker for books set in Egypt, no matter what the time period.

Becky LeJeune said...

I would say me too except that I haven't yet read the most obvious Egypt set books - the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters. I did inherit the whole slew of them so I do plan to one day :)