Saturday, November 3, 2007

Paragon Walk - Anne Perry

This is book 3 in the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series, I'm slowly going through this series and I really enjoyed the first 2 books. I had a bit of problem with this one and for me it didn't work as well as the other.

In the posh London street of Paragon Walk, a young woman is brutally raped and murdered. Once again the incomparable team of sleuths, Inspector Thomas Pitt and his young wife, Charlotte, peer beneath the elegant masks of the well-born suspects and reveal that something ugly lurks behind the handsome facades of Paragon Walk--something that could lead to more scandal, and more murder.

The plot was intriguing enough, I had no clue of what really had happened till the very end although I had some suspicions that the villain might be the person that is ultimately disclosed as the murderer. Everyone seemed to have some unsavory secrets and spend all their time at parties showing their hatred for the others. It was a bit too much of victorian high society. But I think that mostly this book suffered from the fact that we see too much Charlotte and not enough Pitt. I also like Pitt's take on the murders and victorian society and this time it seemed we only saw it through Charlotte and her sister's eyes. It became a bit unbalanced IMO. I like it more when there's team work.

Grade: B-

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