Jenny is 18 when her guardian is killed and her wealthy relations the Forbes invite her to stay. Consoled by the affectionate attentions of their little girls and the charming elder son, she starts to find her feet again. Then she overhears a private conversation and realises she is in terrible danger. Terrified and bewildered, Jenny flees from the village, desperately hoping her enemies will forget all about her. But she’s wrong...
©1960 Patricia Wentworth (P)2009 Isis Publishing Ltd
Not as intricate or surprising as some of Wentworth's other mysteries, but a good, well wrought cozy with old fashioned values. If you want to settle back, relax, and listen to a typical Wentworth mystery with some agreeable plot twists and gimlet-eyed characterizations of the baddies, you'll overlook the drippy, weak heroine and enjoy the story for what it is. If you're a Wentworth addict like me and you've already gobbled up The Watersplash, The Clock Strikes Twelve, The Silent Pool, The Key, and the Ivory Dagger, which are more substantive and inventive, then you will probably be quite content with this more modest yet certainly entertaining offering.
Yes I would recommend this book to a friend. It is well read and although there are no suprises, it is a good story.
I have only recently "discovered" the Patricia Wentworth books and have to say I am delighted with them. So far they have all been very different - not the usual sameness about them that other authors seem to have.
Diana Bishop has read all of the Patricia Wentworth books I have listened to so far and she manages to make them interesting, have a good understanding of the different characters and great expression.
Yes, the scene where the herione accidentally overheard the critical conversation and her emotions.
I am hoping that Audible can manage to obtain the complete set of Patricia Wentworth books if they are as good as the ones currently available.
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