By Anne Perry
I thought this mystery was well thought out and motivated for the most part. There are some parts I don’t understand (why the ransom demand that Sophia’s husband repudiate her religion and destroy her reputation?) **spoiler**
Perhaps to throw Pitt off the scent in making him believe it was a religious motive rather than a financial one? to some how flush Castillo out? **end spoiler**
Although it was pretty clear who was probably behind the kidnapping from the beginning, the psychological aspects were interesting as always.
I like the way Anne Perry is beginning to bring Jemima into the fore, and perhaps Daniel as well. I wish Charlotte was not so much in the background. In the next installment, I hope Emily and Charlotte are featured more prominently.
I found the musings on God and religion interesting.
I’m glad it ended on a positive note. Not all of Perry’s dark mysteries do. **4 out of 5 stars**
May 2, 2016
Note: I feel like I need to explain that even though I have read all of Anne Perry’s Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Mysteries,(also saw the movie and bought the tee-shirt, figuratively) I haven’t written down my thoughts on all in the series because I only started doing that in the last 5 years or so, when I found I had more time on my hands. So some of my very favorites by this and other authors are not included in my reviews here. I feel kind of bad about it.