"One sitting chiller"
Though Charlotte was a widow for many years, she is
content with her lot in life. However, when Rubert, a
person she knows from her charity work, begins courting
her, Charlotte feels her life expanding. When they marry,
she becomes a society grand dame because her new spouse is
an industry scion. They enjoy two blissful years together
before Robert suddenly dies. His two adult children from a
previous marriage move her out of the estate, but buy her a
home in the middle of nowhere so she can start over
However, before she can get adjusted to her new home,
Rubert's daughter persuades Charlotte to take in her
troubled niece Imogen. The young woman, distraught over
the separation of her parents, left school and is now
pregnant. Charlotte readily agrees unaware that the
payment for her kindness will be her death.
Margaret Yorke, winner of the 1999 British Crime Writers
Diamond Dagger Award, proves she remains the mistress of
suspense with her latest chiller. The characters are
realistic yet haunting as none are evil but suffer, victims
of an unjust fate. The rapidly moving plot makes A CASE TO
ANSWER a one sitting book that will not require a break.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 3, 2001