Moon Gate

Amanda Geard

Behind the Moon Gate lies a mystery... The most mesmerising story of family secrets, sweeping from wartime London to Ireland to Australia. From the author of the beloved Richard and Judy Book Club pick The Midnight House.

'A rich, sweeping mystery . . . beautifully written, atmospheric and intriguing' TRACY REES

'Magnificent. Cleverly woven plots, storylines and heartbreak . . . I loved it' LORNA COOK

'Divine. I relished every single word of this heartrending story, full of love and sacrifice' JENNY ASHCROFT


A faded photograph. An abandoned house. A wartime mystery. . .

1939: On the eve of war, young English heiress Grace Grey travels from London to the wilderness of Tasmania. Coaxed out of her shell by the attentions of her Irish neighbour, Daniel - Grace finally learns to live. But when Australian forces are called to the frontline, and Daniel with them, he leaves behind a devastating secret which will forever bind them together.

1975: Artist Willow Hawkins, and her new husband, Ben, can't believe their luck when an anonymous benefactor leaves them a house on the remote Tasmanian coast. Confused and delighted, they set out to unmask Towerhurst's previous owner - unwittingly altering the course of their lives.

2004: Libby Andrews has always been sheltered from the truth behind her father Ben's death. When she travels to London and discovers a faded photograph, a long-buried memory is unlocked, and she begins to follow an investigation that Ben could never complete. But will she realise that some secrets are best left buried . . .?


'Reminiscent of Lucinda Riley; it has the same sweep and glamour. Twisty, emotional and absorbing' DAILY MAIL
'A richly layered atmospheric story that transports the reader. I was drawn in from the first page' JACQUIE BLOESE
'I adored this multi-layered, deeply textured story, set across three timelines and three countries. It kept me up at night to finish to the end of each chapter' FAITH HOGAN


'A riveting story of love and loss... full of twists and turns ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐'
'An emotional rollercoaster and a truly gripping story of human emotions ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐'
'I was completely in awe of how Amanda created such a complex plot, while also bringing to life characters with depth and agency ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐'
'A real tour-de-force of a novel ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐'
'I couldn't wait to get back to the book every time I put it down ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐'

  • Classification : HISTORICAL FICTION
  • Pub Date : JAN 4, 2024
  • Imprint : Headline Review
  • Page Extent : 512
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9781472283771
  • Price : INR 699

Amanda Geard

Born in Australia, Amanda Geard has lived all over the world, from a houseboat in London to a Norwegian Island, before settling in County Kerry in Ireland. Her writing has appeared in The Irish Times, The Journal,, Nordic Reach and Vertical Magazine. Her short story Not Yet Recycled won the New Irish Writing Award in October 2019.

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