Friday 9 July 2021

Book Review: The Last Daughter by Nicola Cornick

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AD* | Ever since her sister disappeared eleven years ago, Serena Warren has been running from a ghost, haunted by what she can’t remember about that night.

When Caitlin’s body is discovered, Serena returns to her grandfather’s house, nestled beside the ruins of Minster Lovell Hall in Oxfordshire, determined to uncover the truth. But in returning to the place of her childhood summers, Serena stands poised at the brink of a startling discovery – one that will tie her family to a centuries-old secret...

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This gorgeous dual timeline novel is the latest exciting story from bestselling author Nicola Cornick. 

The Last Daughter is beautifully written from start to finish. From the descriptions to the prose itself, this book is a real joy to read. 

Seamlessly moving from one time period to the next, the story is told by two separate individuals. The first is Serena in modern-day Oxfordshire; the second is Anne in the historical sections of the book. The dual narrative is pulled off spectacularly, owing to the author's skill and expertise in the genre. 

Each character in the story is interesting and it's all too easy to get sucked into their lives! From excitement and mystery to love and loss, there is plenty to keep you turning page after page. Of course, there are a few surprises and unexpected twists and connections along the way, too!

There are quite a lot of characters in this book - particularly in the historical sections - but it's easy to keep track of who's who. This also makes it simpler to get to know the key players. Similarly, the amount of research and knowledge that has been poured into this book is clear to see. All the historical details have been carefully considered to create a realistic yet still highly engaging story. 

The Last Daughter is a gripping, immersive, and absorbing read.

The Last Daughter is available to buy now.

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* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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