"A beautifully chilling gothic story set in Victorian England. Harrowing and bleak you can't help but read on to find out the truth about Ruth. Is she mad or a murderous villain?"
A beautifully chilling gothic story set in Victorian England that gripped me from the start.
It tells the stories of Ruth Butterham and Dorothea Truelove, two very different women from opposite ends of the social scale. Ruth’s is an abusive, bleak, harrowing tale and the narrative splits between Ruth and Dora as their lives intersect in Oakgate Prison where Ruth is imprisoned for the death of her mistress, and Dora attends to comfort prisoners as part of her charitable work.
Dora becomes obsessed with Ruth driven by her interest in phrenology - is she mad or murderer, victim or villain? A story of abuse, murder and a hint of supernatural. I couldn't put it down.
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|