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The Legacy of Alice Waters
In ‘The Legacy of Alice Waters’, Alice poisons her lover’s wife and child (a diabolical crime for which she’s duly hanged, orphaning her own daughter). Alice's suffering ends in 1947. Those left behind continue to suffer' Her daughter grows up in ignorance of her true identity. When she discovers the truth will she understand and forgive her mother?
ebook, 332 pages
Published September 24th 2010 by Smashwords Edition
(first published January 30th 2009)
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Oct 31, 2009 Clare Tippet rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: readers of murder novels, crime and womens; interest
Recommended to Clare by: A friend
I like books with a bite and murder too. Lately I've been sick of reading murder novels that delight in cutting up and slaughtering women. This book is different. There is a nasty murder and we know she is guilty but this novel makes you think about how no judgements can be simple. By the end I sympathised with the murderer and the people she left behind as well as with the victims. This book makes you think. Read it
Loved this book, which I read a little while back. I loved the suspense and the wonderful female characters: Dessie, Maddie, Emily, Harriet. It was tragic on the one hand, but triumphant on the other; I loved that Maddie walked out on her deadbeat cheating husband (none of the married men seem to have understood the meaning of fidelity) and that the truth really did set her free in so many ways.
This is a meaty book with a good story about a woman who is executed for murder. It really made me think about guilt and punishment and how the punishment goes on afterwards and the whole family suffers. But the ending is positive and when I have time, I'm going to read again.