Adopted as a child into a privileged family, Philippa Palfrey fantasizes that she is the daughter of an aristocrat and a parlor maid. The terrifying truth about her parents and a long-ago murder is only the first in a series of shocking betrayals. Philippa quickly learns that those who delve into the secrets of the past must be on guard when long-buried horrors begin to stir.More
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A Classic British Mystery
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.
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Not Her Best
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.
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