Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Review:- P D JAMES – “Innocent Blood”

Year Published: - 1980
Where the book was from:- Pensby Library
ISBN: - 0 7540 1678 1
Pages: - 427pp (large print)
Genre: - Crime, psychology
Location:- London
How I came across it: - Serendipity
Rating: - ***** *****
One sentence summary:- An eighteen year old adopted girl decides to find out who her real parents were but the answer is shocking in all senses of the word.

Describe the plot without giving anything away:- Philippa Palfrey had always fantasized that she was the daughter of an aristocrat and a parlourmaid but the truth is far more shocking than that. And her meeting with her birth mother creates the setting for a potential murder.

General comments:- Probably the best P D James i have read. The characters are all so credible and the plot twists its way through the book towards a finale which can hardly be guessed at. A really 'unputdownable' crime novel.

AUTHOR Notes:-
P D James see The Lighthouse

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