Thorndike Press

Leopard at the Door

  • Jennifer McVeigh
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  • ISBN-10: 1410498484
  • ISBN-13: 9781410498489
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.40 lbs ( .64 kgs)
  • 546 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released April 2017

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After six years in England, Rachel returns to Kenya to find her beloved childhood home much changed. Her father’s new companion has taken over the household. The country’s political climate grows more unsettled by the day. As Rachel struggles to find her place, she initiates a covert relationship — one that will require a gross act of betrayal.


Customer Reviews

“[A] captivating and thought-provoking story. . . . McVeigh’s beautiful prose and harrowing plot will quickly absorb readers, particularly those interested in 1950s Africa, by sensitively approaching themes of race, cultural evolution, and the humanness that unites us all.”

— Publishers Weekly

“McVeigh does a good job of charting Rachel’s growth amidst political and personal turmoil, set against a backdrop of Kenya’s wild beauty.”

— Booklist

“Readers who want a story that keeps them on edge will enjoy this historical novel rich with emotional and sociopolitical drama.”

— Kirkus Reviews