Leopard at the Door

Leopard at the Door

eBook - 2017
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Set in Kenya in the 1950s against the fading backdrop of the British Empire, a story of self-discovery, betrayal, and an impossible love. After six years in England, Rachel has returned to Kenya and the farm where she spent her childhood, but the beloved home she'd longed for is much changed. Her father's new companion-a strange, intolerant woman-has taken over the household. The political climate in the country grows more unsettled by the day and is approaching the boiling point. And looming over them all is the threat of the Mau Mau, a secret society intent on uniting the native Kenyans and overthrowing the whites. As Rachel struggles to find her place in her home and her country, she initiates a covert relationship, one that will demand from her a gross act of betrayal. One man knows her secret, and he has made it clear how she can buy his silence. But she knows something of her own, something she has never told anyone. And her knowledge brings her power. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
ISBN: 9780399575174
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (392 pages)


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debwalker May 02, 2018

Costco Pennie's Pick for May 2018. "If you have never been to Kenya--or are longing to return--let McVeigh's vivid descriptions and storytelling transport you to another place and another time."
Flame Trees of Thika + White Mischief....Africa did strange things to the Brits!

ontherideau Dec 08, 2017

This tale is far from heartwarming and not for those who want a happy ending. From Library Journal.
I don't need a happy ending but I do like some happy moments and there aren't many.


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