The most curious sensation of being watched …Letho, Fife, 1816: Murray and his guests all have good reasons for not attending Edinburgh’s winter season, even down to the new maid. But then an old woman is found dead in the village, and murmurings of witchcraft are abroad. Suddenly everyone seems to have secrets – but who would kill to keep theirs?...
|Title||:||Out of a Dark Reflection|
|Number of Pages||:||284 Pages|
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Out of a Dark Reflection Reviews
There are wicked things afoot in Letho. An old woman, allegedly a witch, has been found murdered then a young maid from the Letho household goes missing. When another lady disappears, Charles Murray is hard pressed to know what's going on. His wife is heavily pregnant and talk of witches is rife, spreading through the area like fire through dry tinder and upsetting her Ladyship.This book contains the usual kind of mystery which the level-headed Murray copes with well, but it is all shot through with uneasy sightings, an unchancy mirror and the cry of 'Burn the witch'. It’s one of the best Murray of Letho stories, I think, and I enjoyed this one very much indeed.
Much as I love reading (some of) the books that get put up for literary prizes, sometimes you just want an intelligent, well written and engaging novel. These Murray of Letho novels are it, and this one is particularly good.It touches on Georgian society's idiosyncrasies, and this is where historical novels win; for instance Jane Austen was writing about what she was familiar with, and so you don't see life from the point of view of other social groups. Also though, this particular story deals with the fall out from ignorance surrounding ideas of witches and their powers, still existing at this period.I do like Murray as a character too; he's no saint, but tries his best to be fair to all those he's responsible for - however much they might try his patience. Walter, who is forever getting lost is great also. There is sadness for Murray - but there's always the next installment. Gratifying!
AS usual very good
This is another one I've been looking forward to writing for ages. A bit on the spooky side (I've always loved hares), with an ending that has pleased many already for very specific reasons.