©2001 P.D. James; (P)2009 Random House
Science gal, New Orleanian, Foodie, Bibliophile, Dog Mom
I have read many of James' Adam Dalgliesh mysteries, but this one does not include him and somehow along the line I missed reading it. Full of twists and turns, it kept me guessing until the end. Phillipa Palfrey is an adopted child who is determined to find her roots, but gets more than she bargains for in a myriad of ways. It's a classic.
I love P.D. James! I would try another book by her. However this book was implausible at times. In the end I really didn't enjoy it that much.
NO, I would not recommend it to my friends. It was too long and not plausible.
The father and daughter interaction when it came time to leave.
revenge, identity, hope
when Philippa discovers her true history
She is superb! Dellaporta to me is the quintessential P. D. book narrator. I've gotten
others by mistake and it spoiled my enjoyment of an otherwise great story. Her interpretation of characters is never boring or monotone for she makes them come alive.
What a desire for revenge can do to the human spirit.
I will probably re-read this one in time; it is that good!
As expected I was left with a sense of completeness. No unanswered questions, every dark shadow oh humanness she stumbles upon she eventually casts a beam of revealing light. Wow, I thought I found one of her stories that I actually may not enjoy but I must say she keeps me coming back for more. P D James has earned the title of greatest mystery, suspense, fiction and romance novelist all wrapped into one. I give you four stars all around simply because I hope you will continue to outdo the last book of yours I read. Five stars will leave me with no need to search for your next book. Keep them coming,I will buy them.
Allison from Lansdowne, Pa
I didn't get far in this because Penelope Dellaporta's voice is quite grating. Also, it makes little sense to have a female narrator for an Adam Dalgliesh mystery.
Yes. I won't listen to this narrator again.
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