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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

One Way To Venice by Jane Aiken Hodge




Five years ago Julia was in love and expecting a child. Living in an overpoweringly gothic kind of house with a full family of her husband's relations was not what she had expected. However, he refused to budge saying that it was his responsibility to take care of it all. When she was almost hounded and killed Julia decides to run away and make a life for herself.


Julia was now in a state of almost being at peace. In very turbulent circumstances, a bad decision of giving away her infant son for adoption has derailed her life since. She has come to terms almost with this bad decision until she starts receiving mail and a photograph of her son along with instructions to come to Venice.


The story becomes quite complicated with her arrival in Venice. Despite being instructed to be cautious with strangers Julia seemed overly naïve and open especially in a cloak and dagger situation. It became farcical with the number of coincidences that happened to Julia one after another but she kept doggedly on in her search.


The fact that it ended well despite the danger and histrionics of a mad family hell bent on money added to this mystery.


Sent by Netgalley for an honest review, courtesy of Agora Books.



1 comment:

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

The contrivances would drive me nuts I think, thanks for sharing your thoughts