This is a mystery with few surprises and little to interest the reader. The narrator's voices are a bit over the top and more distracting than entertaining.
This is only the 2nd book that I gave up on in several yrs of audible membership. Unless you enjoy dark, weird tales including sexual sadism, give this a pass.
I was disappointed. I had hoped for a complex mystery series comparable to the Maisie Dobbs series. While the reader did a good job, the story was too predictable to keep my attention. I will have to keep looking.
I always enjoy stories told through a series of letters. This story and the characters were well developed through the letters between Frances and Bernard as well as letters to their friends. I was initially turned off by the frequent references to religion but their religious devotion, or lack thereof, became almost a 3rd character in the book. The author had so many pithy insights. I often wished for a pencil and paper so I could record them. And I cried at the end-something I rarely do with a recorded book.
I was hoping for an assessment of our education system and suggestions for improvement. While both of those were included, there were too many personal asides which detracted from the book. Sometimes I thought "self centered twaddle" as I listened.
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