This is the book they televised, and I felt that they somehow missed the feel of the story, especially the sense of darkness. The book itself disappeared for a long time from bookseller's shelves except at a seriously ridiculous price, so when it recently appeared cheaply again, I grabbed it and re-read it, and even though I remembered who had committed the crimes, the pervading fear and darkness that Anne Perry can do so well came right back. If you don't know the story, it's the novel where Charlotte and Thomas first meet, with Thomas being the investigating detective and someone ready to listen to Charlotte's observations despite her being young and female. And throughout it all you have the fears and tensions of members of the family who feel they could be the next victim – or be accused of the crimes.
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