"On the morning Vera died I woke up very early."
"Like most families they had their secrets and hid them under a genteelly respectable veneer. No onlooker would guess that Vera Hillyard and her beautiful sister, Eden, were locked in a dark and bitter combat over one of those secrets. England in the fifties was not kind to women who erred. . .so they had to fight it out behind closed curtains using every weapon they had.
In this case, murder."
This was an interesting mystery as family secrets are revealed a bit at a time. At first, the slowness of the narrative annoyed me, but overtime I began to appreciate the way Faith learned about her family's past along with the reader.
Date read: 1/10/2008
Book #: 1
Challenge: Book Awards Challenge
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Publisher: Gardner Books
# of Pages: 300