Anxiety and panic attacks fill Mrs Christie as she relates the events of what is readily plausible in that time and in her world of crime novels.
Both guards and inmates have already adjudged Helen as a rotten copper – before her trial - and as just another crim.
"... an advice columnist intent on writing a novel. A former lover who can be a louse. ACover of Dear Philomena parent with a dodgy background. A hero figure who promises romance. A white pickup too often on the scene. "
If you, at age six, had to begin work in preparing bodies for funeral directors–your parents– what effect would that have on you? For Brum, it taught her to shut down her emotions, right up to the day she allowed her parents to drown. She took over the family business, reinvented and remarketed it, built … Continue reading Woman of the Dead, x Bernard AICHNER
This merging of the stories of two distinct families from different locations and times into one interacting tale of misery, fear, hate and hurt, resolves the unfolding drama in a most satisfactory way. Between their two stories are common themes - fear of imposed authority and abuse of power. These themes drive characters and events … Continue reading Swimming in the Dark, by Paddy RICHARDSON