Popular Penguin Four: Barbara Vine’s The Chimney Sweeper’s Boy
The first disappointment of the series. The plot is excellent. That said, the characters are all arse holes. Rich snobs who enjoy teasing people for entertainment and genuinely judge people on accents.
I just couldn’t care about any of the people, not the daughters, not the dead author, not even the wife who is probably cast in the most compassionate light. Without the connection, what should have been a shocking ‘gotcha’ moment at the end was simply the last pages before I could start on a new book.
Save your tenner. One star.