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The Shivering Sands (Casablanca Classics) [Kindle Edition]

Victoria Holt
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Ancient ruins. Family scandal. Forbidden love.

Caroline knows something is wrong. Her sister Roma has gone missing, and no one can tell her why. The only option is to go where Roma was last seen—an estate with a deadly history...

The Stacy family has lived off the Dover coast for generations, carefully navigating the treacherous quicksands nearby. But the sands aren't Caroline's biggest threat. Everyone here has a secret, especially enigmatic young heir Napier Stacy. No matter where Caroline turns, the ground she walks is dangerous. And the closer she comes to unraveling the truth, the closer she comes to sharing her sister's fate...

What readers are saying about The Shivering Sands:

"The feel of this story was similar to that of Rebecca—the sort of dark, shivery, mysterious feeling. The end was WAY better in my opinion, though. Definitely a good read!"—Mary

"This is a a five-star historical, romance, mystery, psychological thriller."—Greg B.

"The most suspenseful book ever, and many years later, after having read countless Holt books, I can safely say that this is her best work."—Swathi

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About the Author

Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert, better known to readers as VICTORIA HOLT, Philippa Carr, and Jean Plaidy, is one of the world's most beloved and enduring authors. Her career spanned five decades and she continued to write historical fiction and romantic suspense until her death in 1993. She has sold more than 100 million books and has twenty-one international bestsellers.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1329 KB
  • Print Length: 331 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1402277490
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca; Reprint edition (3 Sept. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D2XA1GU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #69,436 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.4 out of 5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chilling! 14 Sept. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
A really good "whodunnit" from a lady who continues to draw her readers into her stories despite having passed away years ago! Like many old fans I love revisiting these novels, especially now when I can collect on Kindle.
This story is an old favourite and spookily chilling as our heroine investigates the case of her missing sister.

The identity of the murderer is better for being such a shock in itself. I bet you won't guess this one, and it's fun getting there.

A cracking "read" - enjoy it..
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3.0 out of 5 stars Flimsy but fairly entertaining. 25 Oct. 2014
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I enjoyed this book and all the others written by Victoria Holt many years ago when they were first published but don't feel that they have stood the test of time. This may be just that I am now considerably older and expect more substance from a.novel, however it did seem to fill a lot of pages with not much really happening. It still offers a light and entertaining read, but does not inspire me to bother with any others by this writer. The main female character was rather irritating and unbelievable.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Shivering Sands 14 April 2014
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Once again another enjoyable story by Victoria Holt found I couldn't wait to get to the end so see who was the murderer needless to say I guessed wrong the whole way through it kept me in suspense and I found I was picking it up to read every second I had to spare. I am now looking for more books by this author to read. Rating 4.5 stars.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Shivering Sands 20 Feb. 2014
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It's a beautiful story, set many years back in England and it is not predictable which I really liked.

The book is a typical Victoria Holt book, neither to fast or slow. We get introduced into the dramas of an aristocratic family in England and the whole story is about this.

There is enough drama in the book to be good and in the end there is a good twist.

The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I felt the ending of the book didn't really justify the whole story something was missing. Almost like the author just wanted it to end.

However, certainly a good book, would recommend it.
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