In this compelling Gaslight Mystery by Edgar Award-nominated author Victoria Thompson, a lady of means helps midwife Sarah Brandt rescue a young woman and her newborn from a brothel. But when the wealthy benefactor is found murdered, Sarah uncovers some unpleasant truths about the victim, her charity, and the woman and child Sarah risked her own life to save.
©2011 Victoria Thompson (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
I enjoyed the story , it was set in unexpected surroundings and a time period I'm not so familiar with. Unfortunately, having a female narrator was not a good idea; she tries hard but just cannot carry the male parts off so they sound forced and unnatural. Not sure I can cope with listening to her in another adaptation.
"Not Bad, Not Good"
I found the premise of this story very intriguing and I loved the setting. But I found the main character quite unevenly written. As a midwife working with the poor at that particular time, I found her naivety pretty hard to swallow.
The murder mystery structure itself was competent, but I found that most of the characters were, like the main one, conveniently changeable to fit the plot.
It wasn't truly awful. It wasn't great. But the narration is excellent and makes the best of a mediocre story.
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