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A psychological 'whodunit',
This review is from: Glittering Images (Paperback)
The book was recommended to me by a friend who waxed lyrical about the 'brilliant characters, all of whom have some flaw' How right he was! I could hardly put the book down, I kept wanting to know what would come next. It was like a psychological mystery thriller. The characters were very real - I felt I knew them well. Throughout, the book evoked emotions of sympathy, amusement and some anger. As a cleric myself, thirty five years ordained and always having had a Benedictine spiritual director, I found the dialogue between Charles Ashworth and Jon Darrow a masterpiece, in many places not only familiar, but also challenging to me. Some theological knowledge as well as familiarity with and sympathy for the Anglican Church would be necessary for a full enjoyment of this book, but I am amazed at the accuracy with which the author has entered the ecclesiastical world so familiar to me.