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The Dying Light (Sister Agnes Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Alison Joseph

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Young and fiercely independent, Sister Agnes Bourdillon has never felt the need of a wimple to express her spirituality. But her strength is tested by her secondment to Silworth, a South London women’s prison. She does, however, find the work compelling, as she attempts to negotiate the network of bullies and victims, loyalties and hatreds, prisoners and jailers, searching to understand the often violent histories that lie behind each woman.

Then the father of Cally Fisher, one of the most turbulent inmates, is shot dead. The chief suspect is Cally’s boyfriend. Reminded unnervingly of how she is losing her own mother, who is rapidly retreating from reality in a French nursing home, Agnes finds that she too has become entangled in a dark world that stretches further than the prison walls…

The Dying Light is one of Alison Joseph's great mysteries which has the reader turning the page as Agnes gets embroiled in a crime which threatens her own being.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 848 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Peach Publishing (Jan. 9 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005WVA4Q2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #123,743 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Curate's Egg: Very good, in parts Jan. 29 2013
By R. J. Scott - Published on
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This author is very, very good at setting and weather. I really enjoyed getting to know Sister Agnes' bit of London -- and as Ackroyd said of Dickens and DeFoe, the writer is "very particular about street names, which is the real sign of a Londoner writing about London."
And like Dickens, the writer's own feelings about prisons and prisoners seeps into her characters' perceptions thereof. Some are a bit too perfectly angelic, and others are just too horrific to believe. Characters a fully formed, but still somewhat predictible, especially Agnes' wild and crazy girlfriend. As the novel moved along I became less interested in what wine everyone was drinking and which bridge they were crossing, and I wondered when it would ever stop raining.
Sister Agnes is a complicated person, a nun in an unnamed order who manages to still very much live her own life and answer to practically no authority. She seems to show up for work whenever she likes, and skate off on unannounced trips with little regard for other peoples' schedules. And she stands to inherit a big house in Provence... something found only in novels and TV series!
The whole thing turned into a parade of talking heads for a while, with a big "he said what to her before they went there and saw her do that to him."
The story lost its way. It stopped being a mystery, and turned into a therapy session.
Still, it was compelling and fun enough to keep me well engaged through to the end. This writer has a lot of talent and skill, I hope to see more from her in the future.

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