The Suffragette's Daughter: A Gripping Historical Crime Mystery Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B09C6P1M5W
- Publisher : Bloodhound Books (March 23, 2021)
- Publication date : March 23, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 860 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 326 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1913942368
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,190,558 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Michelle Salter makes intelligent use of the historical setting in a story that includes women's rights, the class system, post-war economic chaos, and political corruption. The exposition of historical detail seems accurate to me, and is not excessively heavy-handed.
Although it took several chapters for me to get a feel for who the protagonist was, and what she was like, by the end of the book, Iris Woodmore is established as an intelligent amateur detective. She single-handedly uncovers the vital clues in a murder case in which, for much of the story, you are kept guessing about who is the villain, and you can't even be sure about who is a victim. Iris also has a supporting cast of interesting characters, such as the wealthy and confident Mrs. Siddons, and an endearingly irrepressible young man named Percy Baverstock. The surprising conclusion of the story neatly sets us up for a next episode in Iris's adventures.
I received an advance copy of this novel with no expectation of a review.
Iris is a young woman working as a journalist in 1920s England, she's the daughter of a suffragete who dies after a protest in 1914.
Iris starts looking into her mother's death after visiting the House of Commons and being told by a waterman that her mother didn't fall into the River Thames but jumped instead.
Her investigation reveals lots of secrets and uncovers painful lies about her mother, the people in her life and in present time the people that live in the same town as her.
At times the book drags a little bit and makes us feel that Iris's investigative skills are more important than the suffragette's story line.
Overall an enjoyable read.
It is also a commentary on how times have changed. I've been appalled by things in the present lately, but this book helped me realize we really have come a long way.
The book was very gripping and I stayed up much later than I should have because I couldn't stop turning the pages.
It appears this is going to be a series and I am excited to read more.
Thank you, Bloodhound Books for the opportunity to read this book.
As for the plot, it definitely took some twists and turns I was not expecting, which made me want to read it even more. All in all, if you like historical fiction and crime, this is the book for you.
It’s get a little bogged down in the middle but the end wraps up all things neatly.
This book was well written and it seems like the author thoroughly researched life during the early 1900s. There were enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end. Good read for fans of Historical fiction and mystery. Be aware it is heavy on the politics of the time.