The Absolutist; John Boyne - Other Press
Norwich, 15-16 September 1919
SEATED OPPOSITE ME in the railway carriage, the elderly lady in the fox-fur shawl was recalling some of the murders that she committed over the years.
"There was the vicar in Leeds," as she said, smiling a little as she tapped her lower lip with her index finger. "And the spinster from Hartlepool whose tragic secret was to prove her undoing. The actress from London, of course, who took up with her sister's husband just after his return from Crimea. She was a flighty piece so no one would blame me for that. But the maid-of-all-work in Connaught Square, I rater regretted killing her. She was a hard-working girl of good Northerner stock, who perhaps didn't deserve such a brutal ending."
"That was one of my favourites, I replied. "If you ask me, she got what was coming to her. She read letters that were not hers to read."
What do you think, read more or pass? I've read a few books by this author and just loved them, This one has been on my TBR list for a bit - I love the intros and can't wait to read on.