She matured a lot over the course of his memoir, and I wondere how her feelings evolved for Thomas Pitt and how they changed from where they were initially.
But I think that his series of urders is really more of a catalyst for the exploration of characters in a family and an examination of their individual roles in this microcosmic society of their family and the people they interact with in their periphery.Anne Perry seems to know Victorian society.
Through the eyes of Carolyn and Sarah, we learn what it 's like to be we to the woma who we must spend our lives with and take care of, be the perfect wives to, and hope that they take their marriage vows as seriously as we o.
Charlotte is the next oldest daughter who has ofte felt alienated from society and who has been in love with her daughter 's husband for everal ears, but is unable and unwilling to act upon those feelings.As you can see, there is built-in complexity to this trilog, despite the subtle presentation.
His ove and appreciation for Charlotte made me like her more as a person.
I knew that Thomas Pitt showed great insight into the other haracters that helped Charlotte to get past her emotional involvement with her family and societal counterparts and at the same time to trust her instincts about human nature as well.
It ad some insights to offer th reader, but it lacked characters that I ould feel for, with the exception of Thomas and Charlotte, and to lesser degree, Carolyn and Sarah.
I felt horribl for those girls who were urdered, and I ish that more of the storyline in a nove were able to eel the wrongness and the waste of young life for reasons that were quite disturbing with the final reveal in this ovel.
he whole structure of his novel points to the ssues of Victorian society in which racis is a facade for dark decay and the deep dysfunction that was integral to its institution.I 'd give his book 3.5/5.0 stars.