With over one million copies sold worldwide, it's no wonder this murder mystery was a real page turner.
Published as 'The House At Riverton', the title 'The Shifting Fog' is actually the name the fictional character Ursula calls it. Ursula decides to make a movie about the murder that took place at 'The House At Riverton', but she wants and does name the movie 'The Shifting Fog'. Hope I haven't confused you there but that's why this book can be found under both titles.
Loveable old Grace is the character who holds the key to the mystery. She knew exactly what took place that night back in 1924 and yet it was a secret that she never intended to be told. Now that Grace is residing in an old aged nursing home in the year 1999, she's introduced to the young Ursula who is intent on telling the story.
The book is written from past to present tense and yet we don't lose track due to the writing habit of author Kate Morton - she makes it very easy for us to follow.
Still, a riveting book that it is, I was often reminded of the movie 'Titanic' where Rose is taken back from her old age to her younger days upon the oceanliner with Jack. The 'Shifting Fog' does the same, ever so gracefully.
Please take the time to read this book, it really was a can't-put-down type of book and a pleasure to read.