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The Widow's Daughter

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The Widow's Daughter by Nicholas Edlin
Mar 27, 2012 | ISBN 9781101577318

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"I absolutely loved [The Widow’s Daughter]. Engrossing and with a delicious air of mystery, it’s so much more than a war story. The writing is muscular, the characters are fascinating and the central themes of love and obsession are complex and compelling. A terrific read." — Amanda Hodginkinson, New York Times bestselling author of 22 Britann

"A novel of epic proportions: an unforgettable story of doomed passionate love… it will sweep you away and transport you to another time, another place, and in the process perhaps ever so slightly adjust the way you view the world." — Linda Olsson, author of Astrid & Veronika

"[I] put it up there with the best in its genre-a phenomenal feat for a debut novel…Edlin has captured perfectly the interplay between the Auckland populace and the American soldiers…Edlin is able to seamlessly transport the reader to and from the present day…The writing is spare, beautifully crafted and the research impeccable…A pleasure to read." — Taranaki Daily News (New Zealand)

"A narrative full of mysteries. Almost everyone has a couple of murky secrets…Characters live colourful lives, rendered in matching prose. You’re quite likely to be swept along by the impetus and enigmas of the plot…A novel with vivid character sketches, muscly dialogue, energetic movement." — Weekend Herald (New Zealand)

"This is a strong debut novel for Nicholas Edlin. It is an unusual story of betrayal and love, set in a colourful time in Auckland. The author’s strong characters and gradual release of information keep the reader engaged right to the end." — Timaru Herald (New Zealand)

"[An] accomplished debut novel…Edlin recreates a vivid tableau of an Auckland reeling from the impact of American military presence…it pulses with a realism that is enhanced by the depth of characterization…An amazing story which illuminates an intriguing chapter in New Zealand history…Edlin skillfully underlines the ripple effects of one individuals’ destructive experience impacting on other lives…At times stark, delicate, subtle and savage." — Waikato Times (New Zealand)

"The novel creates a sense of war time Auckland, in particular the tension between US forces and the locals…an enjoyable, relaxed, mild mystery thriller." — Southland Times (New Zealand)

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