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A disturbing tale of four sisters and the secrets of their past,
This review is from: Honour Thy Father (Paperback)
This is a book about 4 sisters; Agatha, Milly, Ellen and Esther. They have lived in their crumbling farmhouse all their lives, trapped and terrified by their long deceased father. As the story unfolds we learn of happier times in their youth, and more unhappy times as they grow older.
Glaister has a wonderful knack of creating such intricate, realistic characters and I really think this is what makes her books such a success. As Agatha and Milly grow old and the house starts to crumble along with them, the descriptions of decay relating to both the characters and their surroundings are both utterly fascinating and horrifying.
This is a relatively short book which I read in one day - but this is due to the author's skill as I couldn't put it down. Highly recommended, along with Glaister's other work.