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and loved them, particularly as I'm really into Victorian social ...
on 26 July 2014
I've read all the rest of the Frances Doughty stories, and loved them, particularly as I'm really into Victorian social history. This one, though, wasn't quite as good, I felt, which is why it hasn't got 5 stars. For most of the story, the historical background is just as accurate, and the story just as intriguing, until I got the the part that one character wasn't what he appeared to be - I won't say in what way, so as not to spoil it for others. Of course, we expect characters in murder mysteries not to be quite what they seem, but the scenario in this novel just wasn't believable - for me, at least - and it left me feeling very disappointed that I'd bothered to read it. Sorry, but it was a real let-down, although still beautifully written as all the others.