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The Turning Point [Kindle Edition]

Judith Lennox
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A gripping novel of passion, intrigue and ambition, set against the backdrop of 1950s Britain in the popular tradition of Kate Morton. Cambridge, 1952. When Ellen Kingsley embarks upon an exciting career in scientific research she soon finds herself caught in a bitter world of rivalry and ambition. Resisting the advances of charismatic Mark Pharaoh, who will stop at nothing in his pursuit of success, she moves to London and falls in love with dashing Alec Hunter. Then a chance encounter introduces Pharaoh to Ellen's old school friend, the captivating India Mayhew, and they embark upon a passionate love affair that leaves destruction in its wake. And amid a web of deceit and desire, long-held secrets will be revealed with far-reaching consequences...

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Book Description

Judith Lennox's novels are full of excitement and drama, with great appeal for readers of Kate Morton

About the Author

Judith Lennox's novels BEFORE THE STORM, A STEP IN THE DARK and THE WINTER HOUSE were all shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1310 KB
  • Print Length: 513 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0755384083
  • Publisher: Review (2 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008071GMQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #46,764 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed it .. 28 Sept. 2012
By jaffareadstoo TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
The Turning Point opens in 1952, when Ellen Kingsley takes a scientific appointment at the mysterious Gildersleve Hall; there she comes into contact with the enigmatic Marcus Pharaoh, a distinguished scientist, who is as bold as he is dangerous. Caught up in tragedy, Ellen is forced to make some difficult decisions, and her future, once assured, suddenly starts to look uncertain, as secrets from the past threaten the future.

Easy to read from the opening page, this is one of those lovely books that you can just curl up with and read without having to think too hard about convoluted motive, plot or malice. The story is nicely told, the characters are likeable without any one overshadowing the other, and the fine attention to detail really makes the story flow along, so that you become immersed in the lives of Ellen, India and Marcus.

I am always comfortable reading a Judith Lennox novel; she is a talented story teller and with consummate ease draws the reader into a believable world.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Engaging Romantic Saga 10 Aug. 2012
By Susie B TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It is 1952 and Ellen Kingsley, an intelligent and beautiful young scientist, has just landed a prime job in scientific research at Gildersleve Hall, Cambridge, under the renowned scientist Marcus Pharaoh. Among the scientists working at Gildersleve, Ellen meets the rather dashing Alec Hunter, the chic Frenchwoman Andree Fournier and the rather taciturn Bryan Redmond, all of whom have been personally chosen by the very charismatic, but manipulative and egocentric Pharaoh. Before long Ellen finds herself becoming very attracted to the darkly handsome Alec but when she sees him in an embrace with Andree, she realizes that Alec is not for her. And besides, she has other things to occupy her, not least the unwelcome attentions of Marcus Pharaoh, who does not react well when Ellen politely lets him know that she is not interested in him. When a member of the scientific team is found dead at the foot of the stairs after a heated argument with Pharaoh, Ellen becomes suspicious and reports her suspicions to John Riley, a policeman who is investigating the death. Riley, affable, attractive and devoted to his job, can find no evidence that Pharaoh was involved in his colleague's death and Ellen thinks that is the end of the matter, but shortly after the police have finished their enquiries, Pharaoh sacks Ellen telling her that she is not suited for the work at Gildersleve Hall.

Ellen moves to London, finds work in a hospital and by chance she meets up with an old school friend, India Mayhew, and her brother, Sebastian. India is beautiful, but damaged, and when Marcus Pharaoh, who is speaking at a conference in London, is introduced to her, he is utterly captivated and determined to win her heart.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars quite a good read 24 May 2013
By Mary
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
enjoyable but not perhaps one of her best books. I only read it a few weeks ago but cannot recall the storyline, which is unusual for me; the one I read previously, Catching the Tide, was more memorable by far.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read from Judith Lennox 18 Feb. 2013
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I look forward to reading each Judith Lennox book, I even save them for holiday time so I can dedicate time to read them with few interruptions. There is always a slight sense of trepidation as I first start to read when I hope I will not be disappointed and no I wasn't with The Turning Point. I found it one of the easiest books to get into and gripped by of all Judith Lennox books. I find the stories well researched especially as I usually have experienced the places she writes about.

Judith always writes about interesting independent women and with roles and experiences so connected to the period.

I am looking forward to the next story, thank you Judith.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An engaging read 16 Jun. 2014
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In the autumn of 1952, young scientist Ellen Kingsley is thrilled to be joining as a research assistant at the prestigious Gildersleve Hall in Cambridgeshire. Here she is a part of an elect group of scientists led by the enigmatic Marcus Pharaoh; yet there are undercurrents, tensions and rivalries bubbling beneath the surface at Gildersleve that Ellen is at first blind to. However, when she discovers the dead body of colleague Dr Redmond her time at Gildersleve comes to an abrupt conclusion. Ellen later tries to forge a new career for herself in London, yet it seems that her time at Gildersleve cannot be so easily erased from memory as first she bumps into Pharaoh again, then another former colleague the dashing Alec Hunter. It is when her adventurous and beguiling friend India Mayhew becomes caught up with Pharaoh, however, that old secrets come spilling out; and the truth is finally revealed.

The Turning Point makes for an intriguing read, intricately weaving together multiple story threads and characters that seem to connect together quite flawlessly. At times it may seem like the story has changed direction and is heading another way, however, everything comes together in the end, unsolved mysteries and unanswered questions finally revealed.

This is very much a character driven story, Lennox not only painting a vivid picture of her characters, their strengths and weaknesses, their vulnerabilities, but also sometimes delving into complex backstories that help give further layers to her characters and enable the reader to truly get beneath their skin, understand what really drives them and what their darkest most fears are.
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
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Published 7 months ago by anna munro
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My other half loves any book by Judith Lennox.
Published 12 months ago by Mr. Atb Gower
5.0 out of 5 stars The Turning Point
I love all her books and couldn't put this one down I read it in three days. Unfortunately I have nearly read all of them now.
Published 14 months ago by Jules
4.0 out of 5 stars the Turning Point
Good story line never knew what was going to happen next! A very good gripping read mm mm mm mm
Published 15 months ago by Betsy Mountford
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read
As with most of her books a nice easy book to read not too complicated plot and an easy story line to follow
Published 17 months ago by S
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I am a fan of Judith Lennox but was disappointed with this. The characters were more superficial and the storyline did not hang together well
Published 18 months ago by Jandymac
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gem of Read
Once again a gem of a read from this talented author. I look forward to the next book published,with great anticipation.
Published on 29 July 2013 by angelnanny
3.0 out of 5 stars OK?
Having read all Judith Lennox's other books I was sadly disappointed with this one - it was still readable but not sure it is one I will read over and over again
Published on 8 July 2013 by June Stagg
5.0 out of 5 stars Never lets me down.
I loved this book but then I AM a big Judith Lennox fan. I have read everything she has written (sometimes more than once) and she never never lets me down. Read more
Published on 4 July 2013 by Lynne W
5.0 out of 5 stars Well done Judith Lennox
I am a fan of Judith Lennox I hink I must have read all her books and this one did not dissapoint. it is always well written with a good storyline and I get through it very quickly
Published on 20 Jun. 2013 by Fan of Diana Gabalden
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