The End of Longing

The End of Longing

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Ian Reid


The End of Longing is a thrilling, bitter-beautiful novel about a confidence trickster, a restless woman, and their travels through several countries.

Frances, a young New Zealand woman, is laid to rest in an unmarked grave in Jamaica in 1894. Her enigmatic husband, the Rev. William Hammond, cannot be found. Reports are later sent to her brothers with allegations of fraud and, perhaps, murder…

Hammond has always been a traveller. But when Frances joins him, the allure of exotic journeys is soon overshadowed by a sense of foreboding. Does he really want her or is she in the way?


Praise for The End of Longing:

I was completely absorbed from the first page until the final scene, when Hammond’s true nature is finally revealed. ★★★★



Filled with allusions to 19th-century literature, history and mores, The End of Longing is distinguished by its sense of place…wherever his characters go, be it Japan, Canada or Honolulu, Ian Reid places us vividly there.

Book details
FORMAT: Paperback
EXTENT: 312 pages
SIZE: 234 x 153 mm
ISBN: 9781742582740
CATEGORY: Book Club BooksFictionIan Reid,