Book Review: Silent in the Grave

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4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5) Silent in the Grave – Deanna Raybourn

While I certainly would never suggest that this book is a stroke of literary genius, I was very entertained by the story and the cast of rather strange characters, which kept me wanting to come back to it after I had set it down. 

The story follows Lady Julia Grey as she deals with the untimely death of her husband, her delayed desire to look into the unusual circumstances surrounding that death, and her own desire to figure out her place in her own eccentric family and in the world. She teams up with a mysterious private detective (of sorts) and together they uncover secrets about Lady Julia’s late husband, the people who work in the Grey’s home, as well as secrets about one another. 

There is a low-key ‘beginning of a romance’ storyline underlying the murder-mystery story and a number of other plot-twists and turns to keep the reader intrigued. I found this book to be a pleasant and entertaining read and I look forward to picking up the next book in the series. 

Read on my friends!

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