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Publisher's Summary

At once a compelling murder mystery and a moving exploration of love and grief, critically acclaimed author Nicola Upson's eighth Josephine Tey mystery is a force to be reckoned with.

In the summer of 1915, the sudden death of a young girl brings grief and notoriety to Charleston Farmhouse on the Sussex Downs. 

Years later, Josephine Tey returns to the same house - now much changed - and remembers the two women with whom she once lodged as a young teacher during the Great War. As past and present collide, with murders decades apart, Josephine is forced to face the possibility that the scandal which threatened to destroy those women's lives hid a much darker secret.

©2019 Nicola Upson (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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Fabulous!

This book had me enthralled. What a murder mystery! My Husband and I finished it at 0500 and were up all night listening to it. She just writes a great story and this has been one of the best series I have ever read. Please get this series. You'll love it.

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Great performance, very good story!

Excellent book that shows how important the gay rights movement is.
Nicola Upson does a fantastic job at the psychology of people
a few unsatisfactory and unexplained red herrings. I did not like the ending. plus I do not like why Josephine and Marta have such a fragile relationship.

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Women Might Like this Book

I wasn’t in the mind-set to read this book. War and complicated female relationships. I didn’t have the patience. FF through most of it, however some women might really enjoy the stop.

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The story moves much too slowly for me.

Narration is stilted and the story left me wanting it to “just get on with it.”

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Worth a listen

This is the first mystery I have read by Nicola Upson. It offered a unique perspective and an unexpected resolution.

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not compelling

I did not finish the book as I did not find the characters or plot interesting.

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Slow combination of other books

Action too slow. Other people’s books that served as basis are better.
Essentially a rewrite of previous books and plays.

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Boring!!

Terrible, unoriginal story I gave it my best try but Was unable to finish it. Why waste time on a book that simply doesn’t deserve my effort.

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Book might be interesting...but

Yes, this book is a free book. The book itself seems interesting, and the narrator has a lovely voice, where I take issue is the SPEED. It's as if the entire book must be read before her taking her next breath, leaving an exasperating holding of my own breath.
Advise slowing the reading speed to -1
Of course the author may try to get to the point sooner, as well.

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A rather confusing story about the relationships between same sex female couples and how far they'll go to protect each other.

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