As for our incarcerated martyr, give me a break. Some people are just too good for their own (and anyone else's) good.
Henry's father was the most attractive character in the book. And we know what happened to him.
P.S. Three stars instead of two are for Frances Fyfield in general!
Twenty years ago, Henry Evans walked away from the love of his life, Francesca Chisholm. His father's recent death however has brought Henry to the crossroads of his life sotospeak, and so he makes for the English coastal town of Warblings, to try and find Francesca. The England of his fantasies and England in reality are two very different things for this very shy American, and definitely the natives take a little getting used to; and while Henry didn't expect for his quest for Francesca to be incredibly easy, he didn't expect to discover that Francesca was in prison for having murdered her five year old son either. All his memories about Francesca, as well as his gut feelings tells him that she cannot be guilty of such a crime, in spite of her confession of having performed the deed. And so Henry, with no real skills in investigation, decides to try and discover what really happened that fateful day, a year ago. But he finds it rather stiff going: few want to talk about what happened, and Francesca's friends and family seem openly alarmed and hostile at his attempts to ferret out information.Read more ›
I don't like writing a review like this but I just can't believe this talented and gifted author could do this to her fans. I could not recommend this book to anyone for this main reason although I have a couple of friends who also love this author's books. I can't tell you if the story was further damanged by language or if this is just one off books. But I shall not read another one to find out. And P. D. James gave her a very nice recommendation on the back of the book for which I'm sorry since I'm sure she did not read this book.