A secret buried so deep, only a liar could uncover it
I had this book pre ordered from amazon in kindle format, i was that eager to read it i waited up until midnight so i could could start reading it straight away.
I have read all of Katherine Webb’s book and loved them all but i do think this book is my favourite!
Set in 1922 The story takes place in a small village in Slaughterford and revolves around the Cartwright family. The characters are well written and make you feel like you know them personally. There is the wealthy Hadleigh family who everyone depends on for work and tenancies. The Cartwright family that have their own struggles, Pudding Cartwright comes alive before your eyes. The Tanner family who live on the outskirts of the village living in poverty in a small damp cottage that has more people living there than there is room. They are the family that no one trusts and are known as trouble. Then there is the Matlock family, they are neither rich or poor, Clemmie Matlock is mute but is a lovely character.
The village is brought to life on the pages beautifully, from the big Manor house to the small damp little cottages. The contrast between the families, rich and poor is portrayed with perfect clarity and is completely believable.
When a murder happens in Slaughterford, the lives of all the characters intersect in unexpected ways, and slowly old secrets and intricacies come to two light in a dark and sorrowful tale. The consequences of one person’s actions have a massive effect on the whole village, and events from the past are affecting the future.
I don’t want to give too much away as the twist at the end caught me totally by surprise and i don’t want to ruin it for anyone.
I can tell you that this book is fantastic and if you are fans of historical thrillers and historical romance this is a definitely a book you should read.