Living in the British city of Rosington of the 1950s, Wendy finds herself penniless, jobless, and on the verge of divorce. She goes to stay with her friend, who seems to have everything Wendy lacks. But a decades-old mystery lingers, and the shadow of death seeps through from turn-of-the-century Rosington, portending tragedy.More
"Maiden ladies who would make Miss Marple smile and villains as vile as Thomas Harris's Hannibal Lecter populate this witty, urbane but dark third volume in Taylor's Roth Trilogy." (Publishers Weekly)
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Slowly a mystery emerges
QUALITY FIFTIES NOSTALGIA & MYSTERY
The author Andrew Taylor is in his mid sixties, which is why he understands perfectly the era of the fifties. I am the same age and can appreciate his novel which is superbly written. The narrator June Barrie was perfect. I was transported. Not sure if today's younger reader will appreciate this. But I do.
There are too many wonderful novels. I am about to read the next book the Judgement of Strangers, which is the middle novel of the Roth trilogy. It sounds very promising.
She's not a prolific narrator, but I'm hugely impressed with this reading. I'm staying in rural China where there are no westerners, and it gave me hours of joy to be reminded of England and the spoken word.
This has been made into a television series. In my opinion, Audible should rethink this rather meaningless question and delete it.
This is my second review in three years of listening, and only because I think the author and narrator deserves the praise, as they have given me so much pleasure. And I hope it gains a wider audience.