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Dangerous to Know

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For years, Hermione has been oppressed by her husband, Walter. She has become his domestic slave, forced to account for every penny of her housekeeping allowance and forced to submit to him whenever he demands his conjugal rights. Then Walter's desire to dominate women leads to murder.
Hardcover, 268 pages
Published February 1st 1994 by Mysterious Press (first published 1993)
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I had never read a book by this author when I came upon a copy of Dangerous to Know by Margaret Yorke. The story focuses on Hermione Brown, the abused wife of Walter. To look at them you would think they were your quiet neighbors next door. Walter Brown didn't begin to hit his wife Hermione until after their two daughters had grown up and left home, but throughout their marriage he has enjoyed controlling her life, relishing opportunities to taunt her and see her broken. We soon discover that Wa ...more
Sep 11, 2015 Viktoriya rated it did not like it
Shelves: didn-t-finish, 2015
Oh, hell NO!!!!...Uh-uh...not even going to try to finish it. Less than 50 pages in and I already can't stand Hermione. Am I supposed to feel sorry for her because her husband controls and abuses her? Well, I do NOT!!!! Hermione meets another woman (something tells me they will become friends later on because that other woman is just as pathetic!!!!) Yeah....not interested at all to find out what happens next.
Jeri Collins
Sep 16, 2009 Jeri Collins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this little book at my Aunt's cabin this summer and found out my mom and loaned it to my aunt; what a fun find! I really liked this book. It's funny even though it's about a very unfunny subject. The ending is much more serious than the first 3/4s of the book. I thought it was very enjoyable and definetly recommend this. I would read more Margaret Yorke based on this book
Jun 03, 2011 Jenn rated it liked it
I'd give this one 3 and 1/2 stars as it was fairly interesting. I found it not up to the usual par by Yorke. The ending was definitely a twister. I notice most of her novels deal with some sort of abuse or excessively meek women.
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Margaret Yorke was an English crime fiction writer, real name Margaret Beda Nicholson (née Larminie).
Margaret Yorke was awarded the 1999 CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger.
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