Blood from Stone Paperback – 2008
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Multiple mysteries and intrigues are layered into the narrative surrounding both the trial and attorney suicide, yet the author does a remarkable job of bringing a sense of closure and tying up major loose ends.
There is some graphically described violence that may not be suitable for all readers, but it is no more, and in some cases less, than certain graphic novels/comics. It is also not done for the sake of gore but for the sake of the story and portrayal of the plot/characters.
Intense descriptions of items, scenery, thoughts, etc go into much of the narrative allowing for an understanding of the character whose point of view the story is currently being told from. The story is told from multiple points of view, yet there are no awkward shifts between characters or places. The narrative is free flowing, expressive, with drama, action, much emotion, and heart.
Overall, a compelling read.
This is quite a mystery. You learn a little at a time about the background of the lawyer who has jumped from a hotel balcony in a bright red skirt, She had recently successfully defended a man accused of rape, torture, and kidnapping. Unfortunately, his victim had been so destroyed by him and his lawyer that she committed suicide during the trial. Afterward, the lawyer threatened to write a book telling the whole truth. Her client was a horrible man, guilty as sin, who needed to find and destroy any information she had.
You meet her sister and parents and many other characters that you begin to feel you've known forever. The sister, Henrietta, is called Hen. She knows more about fabrics and fashion than anyone and makes her living sewing, designing and/or redesigning clothes, and cleaning stains from them. She loves to take a still serviceable but outdated garment and make another out of it. She tried to save her sister Angel but was unable to.
Descriptions of places, Hen's living quarters, a museum, the parents' home, and a, for lack of a better term, love nest are fascinating. Having said that, I do believe that you will either fall under the spell and love this book, or find it much too slow.
The bad guy in this story is one of the most truly evil villains I've ever read about. Thinking of him still gives me the creeps. I guess it's kind of a delicious creepiness.
Source: Publisher via Partners in Crime Book Tours
Blood From Stone is an multi-layered intricate psychological crime tale that takes the reader on a thrilling roller coaster ride. Author Frances Fyfield weaves a chilling tale that easily draws the reader into the story as an amateur sleuth trying to figure out why Marianne would end her life.
This compelling story has a large cast of characters whose lives intertwine and connects with enough coincidences and secrets that keeps the readers on their toes. There is a lot of suspenseful twists and turns interwoven with cleverly placed clues throughout the story that makes the many coincidences the primary essence behind the mystery of Marianne's death. The investigation into Marianne's private life will reveal a troubled woman's inability to deal with her conscience from the ruthless choices she made in her professional life, while also uncovering the truth from her last case.
Blood From Stone is a riveting crime thriller that is simply hard to put down.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review.