The Shadow Year by Hannah Richell

Reviewed by
December 2013–January 2014, no. 357
The Shadow Year

The Shadow Year

by Hannah Richell

Hachette Australia, $29.99 pb, 405 pp, 9780733630507

The Shadow Year by Hannah Richell

Reviewed by
December 2013–January 2014, no. 357

Shadows, shallows, tides, secrets, aching hearts, and tragedy. ‘The love and the grief and the joy and the pain and all the emotion’ – oh the emotion – in Hannah Richell’s new novel, centred around a secluded lake, can leave one feeling thoroughly water-logged. Richell’s close follow-up to Secrets of the Tides (2012) uses similar techniques to depict another troubled family that must confront secrets from its past.

The Shadow Year

The Shadow Year

by Hannah Richell

Hachette Australia, $29.99 pb, 405 pp, 9780733630507

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