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Mice and Maltesers: SLF's book for round <counts on fingers> 4?

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stickyLFDTfingers Sat 26-May-12 18:20:57

Hello again! I hope you like this book... you might be getting an idea of books I like, the ones I put in seem all to have been a bit similar. Will try to be more left field next time!

I liked the setting of this book and the little twists - that Evelyn couldn't represent her clients as well as she should be able to because of the prejudice against her, which would have been so dispiriting that on top of your own weariness of the prevailing attitudes you would have to deal with the guilt of not being a good advocate for your client.

Also that as well as the tragedy of losing so many young men, families also lost sons and brothers before they had really got to know the finished article. That might "only" mean that a dead man's memory was viewed with rose-tinted spectacles, but also the danger that someone might come back to reveal an unwelcome truth, leaving the family to cope with the death of their memory as well.

All so cheery! Hope you like it nevertheless!

AgentProvocateur Thu 07-Jun-12 10:27:30

I didn't think I'd like this, because I'd started another book by the same author and gave up halfway through. But I did find it enjoyable and very frustrating - that she had qualified as a lawyer, against convention, was earning, but was still living in that house that seemed to be a shrine to her dead brother.

I was sure the mother of the brothers child was going to be an imposter!

I enjoyed the murder side of the story, because I find law fascinating. all in all, an enjoyable read. Thank you

aristocat Fri 08-Jun-12 00:22:59

I have just started this and will return soon smile

artifarti Mon 24-Sep-12 16:57:58

Like AP I had started another book by the author (TROS by any chance?!) and got bored by it so didn't hold out much hope for this one. I did however get quite hooked by this one although for some reason the lead character really annoyed me! I just didn't feel that I got much of a sense of her; she seemed a bit of a shadow really. Do we think she got together with the man in the end? I found it a bit hard to believe that if she really was appalled by his involvement in her case that she would have done what she did, even if she did feel it was her only chance. Seemed a bit weird to me!

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