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The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
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really liked it
bookshelves: books-that-have-been-recommended, library-books

I read this in one single sitting. It was a wonderful read, and after researching it more I have discovered it was made into a film in the 1940s called 'The Reckless Moment' with James Mason that I have seen numerous times and never twigged!!
Lucia is a plain, unexciting housewife with 2 children (Beatrice and David) and a husband at the other side of the world who she can only contact by letter.
After unearthing an affair between her daughter and a married man named Ted, Lucia is placed in a terrifying situation involving blackmail, death and deceit. I really enjoyed the story, but found towards the end that Lucia came across as rather weak and pathetic and I wasn't as impressed with her as I had been at the start.
Not a bad debut for my reading of Elisabeth Sanxay Holding.
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October 27, 2017 – Shelved
October 27, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
November 29, 2017 – Shelved as: books-that-have-been-recommended
March 5, 2018 – Started Reading
March 5, 2018 – Shelved as: library-books
March 5, 2018 –
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March 5, 2018 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Bill (new)

Bill Kupersmith Just discovered it’s in a volume of the Library of America called Women Crime Writers of the 1940s.

Fiona MacDonald Bill wrote: "Just discovered it’s in a volume of the Library of America called Women Crime Writers of the 1940s."

Hi Bill,

Is it really? How interesting!!! It must be a very popular work!

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