Adopted as a child into a privileged family, Philippa Palfrey fantasizes that she is the daughter of an aristocrat and a parlor maid. The terrifying truth about her parents and a long-ago murder is only the first in a series of shocking betrayals. Philippa quickly learns that those who delve into... show more
Adopted as a child into a privileged family, Philippa Palfrey fantasizes that she is the daughter of an aristocrat and a parlor maid. The terrifying truth about her parents and a long-ago murder is only the first in a series of shocking betrayals. Philippa quickly learns that those who delve into the secrets of the past must be on guard when long-buried horrors begin to stir. "As a crime novel," wrote the London Times, Innocent Blood is "the peak of the art." "Flawlessly crafted...profoundly, masterfully moving," Cosmopolitan concurred.
Publish date: August 2nd 2001
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Female Authors
, Murder Mystery
Interesting if vaguely disturbing book about murders aftermath.
who hasn't imagined that they were actually a child of mysterious fortune or an heir to a legacy of romantic adventure? does anyone imagine the opposite - the legacy instead one of squalid violence and tawdry misadventure, straight from tabloid headlines? this early revelation is only the first of m...
One of the best of P D James books. Though I was hoping more mysteries to get unravelled at the end but nevertheless it is a good read.
Over the last year or so, I have met a wide variety of people who like knitting - not least the ferocious and redoubtable knitters of CERN, one of whom was even featured on a recent Swiss TV program. So, although I do not knit myself, I have come to develop some appreciation of the joy and heartbrea...
[These notes were made in 1988:]. There are unknowns which are revealed in this novel, but it's not really a murder mystery. Rather, it's a psychological novel: an examination of the mental makeup of a young woman, through her reaction to a highly unusual set of circumstances. Philippa, who has be...
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