My reads of late have been excellent. Blending the mystery genre with a fair amount
of information on society of the relevant times, it has given me a wider understanding of
social mores and expectations of the time. This has been relevant to the outcome of
those stories. This story was no exception.
London 1920 still in the grip of male control. one dead suffragette, one missing suffragette
and for the first time ever two women competing for the post of MP. Iris Woodmore is a reporter
covering theelection. She is also the daughter of the dead
and has not got over
the sudden death of her mother - dead drowning in the Thames. When whilst covering the election, she is told by a watchman that her mother actually jumped into the Thames deliberately, it sets Iris off on an investigation which uncovers many
incidents in the past including a murder and a scandal of
domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse which rocks the
Small towns have closer knit communities with tighter controls
against outsiders and in 1920 a hierarchy that you ignored at
your own risk. Aristocracy, wealth and power held sway very
much displayed in this story.
Sent by Boldwood Books for an unbiased review, courtesy of
Very good reading.