I had never heard of this book until I was researching for an article I was writing. From what I read, I needed to read this book. First off, this isn’t a ghost story like I was led to believe. It is a mystery. A very good mystery, I must say.
It is a long book and written in the Victorian style so there is a lot of descriptions you won’t find in today’s works. Typically these put me to sleep easily, but I have to admit that the story was so good that I had to continue on to see what the truth was that some people would murder to keep hidden.
Characters are very interesting. There is much depth and not near the dramatic actions I see in others written in that time period. Yes, the characters are more so than we are used to in today’s world, but they seem fitting with the story. It is all about the appearances that mask the truth.
Like mysteries? I suggest you give this a try. It is truly a classic.
Note: Purchased this book with my own funds with no expectation of a positive review.