On Sale: April 15, 2014
Featuring: Henry Tinley; Cat Moreland
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Fiction Women's Fiction
Internationally best-selling crime writer Val McDermid has
riveted millions of readers worldwide with her acutely
suspenseful, psychologically complex, seamlessly plotted
thrillers. In Northanger Abbey, she delivers her own, witty,
updated take on Austen’s classic novel about a young woman
whose visit to the stately home of a well-to-do acquaintance
stirs her most macabre imaginings, with an extra frisson of
suspense that only McDermid could provide.
Cat Morland is ready to grow up. A homeschooled minister’s
daughter in the quaint, sheltered Piddle Valley in Dorset,
she loses herself in novels and is sure there is a glamorous
adventure awaiting her beyond the valley’s narrow horizon.
So imagine her delight when the Allens, neighbors and
friends of her parents, invite her to attend the Fringe
Festival in Edinburgh as their guest. With a sunny
personality, tickets every night and a few key wardrobe
additions courtesy of Susie Allen, Cat quickly begins to
take Edinburgh by storm and is taken into the bosom of the
Thorpe family, particularly by eldest daughter Bella. And
then there’s the handsome Henry Tilney, an up-and-coming
lawyer whose family home is the beautiful and forbidding
Northanger Abbey. Cat is entranced by Henry and his charming
sister Eleanor, but she can’t help wondering if everything
about them is as perfect as it seems. Or has she just been
reading too many novels? A delectable, note-perfect modern
update of the Jane Austen classic, Northanger Abbey tells a
timeless story of innocence amid cynicism, the exquisite
angst of young love, and the value of friendship.
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