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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Snap Shot by Marilyn Todd

1895. London is rather strait laced at least on the surface. Taking risqué photographs is not the occupation you'd expect a young woman to follow, but photography is her passion and if this is the only way she can achieve her dream to travel, see the world and photograph it, then so be it.

When her models start dying one by one, in the most awful manner however, Julia knows she is being set up. Despite her covering her back at every turn, she knows the law in the shape of the canny Detective Collingwood is going to catch up with her. To top it all, she really likes the detective, and hoodwinking him is not going down well with her personally.

This was Victorian England, veiled in hypocrisy as to the way one should live and Heaven help you if you were discovered not keeping to the straight and narrow.
I enjoyed the contrasts in the story - the character of not just Julia but the other models as well and their very matter of fact approach to the photography which was very unusual for the times.

Ending was a complete turn around for me. Never saw it coming.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Sapere Books.


  1. Sounds interesting - and a surprise ending that was hopefully satisfying!

  2. WOW, sounds good to me. I love when the ending is a complete surprise.

  3. A surprise ending is always a plus. This sounds interesting!