In A Parliament of Crows, the three Mortlow sisters are prominent American educators of the 19th century, considered authorities in teaching social graces to young women. They also pursue a career of fraud and murder. Their loyalty to one another and their need to keep their secrets is a bond that tightens with each crime, forcing them closer together and isolating them from the outside world.
Their ever tightening triangle suffers from madness, religious zealotry, and a sense of duty warped by trauma they experienced as teenagers in Georgia during Sherman's March to the Sea. As their crimes come back to haunt them and a long history of resentments toward each other boils to the surface, their bond of loyalty begins to fray. Will duty to family hold or will they turn on each other like ravening crows?
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Outstanding book from start to finish
A Parliament of Crows would rank up at the top of the audibooks I have read, and I have read quite a few. It is short enough that you can get through it in a few sittings but due to the nature of the book you feel that you have heard the history of the Mortlow sisters lives.
Vertiline is my favourite character. I feel she is most relatable because she comes across as the lesser evil of the 3, she has a reason for everything she does, it is all about what is best for her family and I think that is something most people can relate to, although most would not go to the extent she did.
No this is the first time, but I felt that she done an excellent job at bringing each character to life.
There were many great moments, most of which were very moving but I can't go into detail without spoiling the plot, and this is a plot you do not want spoilt.
- David Murphy