Tuesday, 2 October 2007
A particularly gruesome murder starts a chain of events that leads to every character being brought under the spotlight in brutal detail. P. D. James dispassionately takes each character apart to show us their darkest thoughts and what drives them. She strikes a balance by making the characters full to the brim with emotions, desires and thoughts. She keeps us guessing at every turn as to the ‘who’. I dare anyone to state that they knew the ‘how’ before the author reveals it in her book.