Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Barbara Taylor Bradford is the Yorkshire-born author who began her worldwide fame with the release of A Woman Of Substance.
Her latest novel mimics the winning formula of Downton Abbey, following the Ingham family of Cavendon Hall and their staff, in particular the Swann family, who have served the Inghams for generations. As the story unfolds it becomes apparent that an intricate web of affairs, secrets and scandal links the two families.
When one of the Ingham daughters is brutally raped it suddenly becomes far more gripping and tense.