Out of Africa – The House Called Mbabati

June 19, 2016 in Books, Fiction, Romantic Novels, Suspense Thriller

Out of Africa - The House Called MbabatiLike many people, you may have been waiting for Samantha Ford’s second novel for quite a while, but I can assure you it was well worth the wait and finally June 2016 is the month that her second book out of Africa has been published.

Samantha’s first novel The Zanzibar Affair was a very well received and highly acclaimed debut novel which used Africa as a backdrop to her story telling. Once again she has drawn on her knowledge and experiences of Africa, its culture and the lives of the rich and privileged to weave an even more tangled web of mystery, intrigue and suspense in this, her second superb novel. You can read more about The Zanzibar Affair with this link.

Here is a little look at the storyline for A House Called Mbabati:

The Mother Superior crossed herself quickly. “May God forgive them both,”she murmured as she locked the diary and faded letters in the drawer.

Deep in the heart of the East African bush stands a deserted mansion. Boarded up, on the top floor, is a magnificent Steinway Concert Grand, shrouded in decades of dust.

In an antique shop in London, an elderly nun recognises an old photograph of the mansion; she knows it well – it is called Mbabati.

A Novel Out of AfricaSeven thousand miles away in Cape Town a woman lies dying, she whispers one final word to journalist Alex Patterson – Mbabati.

Sensing a good story, and intrigued with what he has discovered about the dead woman’s past, Alex heads for East Africa in search of the old abandoned house.

He is totally unprepared for what he discovers there; the hidden home of a once famous classical pianist whose career came to a shattering end; a grave with a blank headstone and an old retainer called Luke, who is the only one left alive who knows the truth about two sisters who disappeared without trace more than twenty years earlier.

Alex unravels a story which has fascinated the media and the police for decades. A twisting tale of love, passion, betrayal and murder; and the unbreakable bond between two extraordinary sisters who were prepared to sacrifice everything to hide the truth.

Mbabati is set against the magnificent and enduring landscape of the African bush – where nothing is ever quite as it seems.

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Out of Africa

The House Called MbabatiThe House Called Mbabati by Samantha Ford
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Having read Samantha’s first book ‘The Zanzibar Affair’, I knew I was going to be in for a treat and I wasn’t disappointed. The story has so many twists and turns it keeps you guessing right to the end as investigative journalist Alex Patterson unravels a complex story of lies, deceit and injustice.

Sparked by the death of what appeared to be lonely old woman who at first sight looked like a homeless and destitute vagrant. He soon discovered she was a far cry from the impression she had created of herself. He paid for her funeral and started to investigate exactly who she was and where she had come from. But he had no idea where or how far his investigation was going to take him.

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