Susie’s Friday Book Club.

Yes I know I am very late with this post, I am sorry, but it has been a little hectic here as always!! Anyway better late than never as they say and here it is :

This was a book I got from my Christmas present from DH and The Boys last year, where you get a book a month from the wonderful bookshop in London.  You give them all your likes and dislikes and then they send you books they think you will like.  Has it been successful? Sometimes and sometimes not! 

Did I like this book, it was okay but I did skip a lot of pages!!!!

It begins with the funeral of Sir Ecgbert Tode of Tode Hall and Lady Emma Tode is very glad he is dead! Sir Ecgbert was quite the bully but left the running of the estate to Lady Tode who is now looking forward to her retirement in Capri, however who is going to run the estate now is her problem.  Her eldest son, the new Sir Ecgbert, is as mad as a box of frogs and would not be capable of running the estate, her second son lives in Australia and would not consider ever returning and her daughter is just too involved with her own life.  That only leaves Sir Ecgbert deceased his nephew, who is Egbert, without the “c”! 

Egbert and his wife India are approached to run the estate and live there which they jump at the chance when offered the job by Lady Emma, but not long after arriving things start to unravel and then the Dowager Lady Tode is found dead in the crypt in suspicious circumstances, who murdered her and why?

Would I recommend the book?  Hmm perhaps if you have nothing else to hand!!!!  It was okay!  My main reason for skipping some of the pages was that it was quite slow in parts and quite often repeated itself.

Happy Friday everyone and I hope you have all had a good week and a lovely weekend to come.  I will try very hard next week to post something every day as normal.  I am hoping that the weekend will give me cance to catch up!!!!!!

Halloween on Sunday, I do hope everyone has a wonderfully spooky day!!!!!

Hugs & Love, Susie & Treacle xx

2 thoughts on “Susie’s Friday Book Club.

  1. farmquilter

    Some authors just miss the mark and try to pack too much into a single book that it becomes clumsy and they have to repeat themselves because they actually forgot what they said! How does that make it past the editors?? Sometimes, fewer details make for a more interesting story. Sorry this was a bit of a failure. Have a lovely weekend and enjoy your Halloween!! Do you have trick-or-treaters in England? My friends who moved here from England were surprised at how much more the holiday was here, but that was back in the 1990’s!!

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