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Walter Scott
Holy Blood, Holy Grail
Henry Lincoln, Richard Leigh, Michael Baigent
The Cast of a Hand: Based on a True Story of Love and Murder in Second Empire France - G.S.  Johnston

I am always moved by a true story and this one held my attention from the beginning to the very end. There is a keen-sighted look at the events that are well thought out in two simultaneous stories that go from scene to scene with transparent ease. Jean, Hortense and Jean-Baptiste's personalities really develop over the course of the book and I found I particularly liked Claude who seem to add an interesting dynamic. Overall it is interesting, eerie, touching and worth the time to read!


I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.