A Bitter Truth Lib/E: 2 Audio CD – Unabridged, 1 October 2011
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- ASIN : 0792781627
- Publisher : Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (1 October 2011)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 9780792781622
- ISBN-13 : 978-0792781622
- Dimensions : 18.42 x 4.45 x 15.88 cm
- Customer Reviews:
A thoughtful mystery with an excellent plot, well-drawn characters, and wonderful atmosphere.-- "Associated Press"
Highly recommended-well-rounded, believable characters, a multilayered plot solidly based on human nature, all authentically set in the England of 1917, make A Bitter Truth an outstanding and riveting read.-- "Stephanie Laurens, New York Times bestselling author"
Landor narrates in cool, clear tones with a mild English accent, effectively differentiating the female characters. Her strong, deep voice for males works well.-- "Booklist, audio review"
Outstanding...The Todds (a mother-son writing team) plausibly insert their heroine yet again into a criminal investigation, besides providing their usual depth of characterization.-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
About the Author
Charles Todd is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries and the Bess Crawford mysteries. A mother-and-son writing team, they live on the East Coast.
Rosalyn Landor is an English-born television, theater, and multiple-award-winning audiobook narrator. Her television credits include Love in a Cold Climate, Rumpole of the Bailey, Sherlock Holmes, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. She has won numerous Audie awards and AudioFile magazine Earphones awards.
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Once again has Charles Todd written an engrossing historical novel with where Bess en up having to find out the truth. She must try to figure out why anyone would kill a houseguest, but this time, even she is a suspect. Prior to the man's death has he asked Roger at dinner about a child that looked like Julianna, Rogers little sister that died when she was just 6 years old. But who is the child in question and could that simple question really be the reason for his death?
Ad much as I enjoyed the book and the mystery was I also a bit puzzled why it all had to be such a hush-hush thing. When the truth finally was revealed about the child was not that overly surprised, I would have liked a more interesting and perhaps surprising mystery than that. I felt that the family mourning of Julianna was frankly a bit over-the-top sometimes that it could affect the present time that much. Yeah, it was tragical, and yeah she was a beautiful child. But sometimes the truth could perhaps save some heartache and time. Still I enjoyed finding out the truth even though it was a little let down that it wasn't that complex.
But the murders is all whole other story, I failed to realize who the murder was. It wasn't until Bess and Simon Brandon realized who it was and then everything made sense.
One thing that really pleased me (and confused me) was that Sergeant Lassiter Larimore has finally made his first entrance in this book series. I am a bit confused about the name of him since I read about him A Pattern of Lies where he was Sergeant Lassiter, but here is is called Sergeant Larimore. Could there really be two different Aussie Sergeants with the same trademark Kookaburra laughter?
I just have to read on to figure it out...