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“This is a completely gripping book that looks at a notorious Victorian murder case, often referred to as the Road Hill House case, involving the murder of the young boy, apparently taken from his bed, one night in 1860. Summerscale manages to balance the psychological dynamics of living in a house with many secrets and tensions in the Kent family and the mechanics of the crime solving plot, exactly where are the different members of the household at critical moments. So the story zips along, drawing out the central mystery, without sacrificing psychological depth or historical context.” Read more...
Cara Robertson, Lawyer
“There’s this fascinating interplay between a real crime and how it influences literature, popular culture, and how we process real crimes” Read more...
David Grann, Journalist
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