I received a copy of this book from netgalley for my honest opinion. Well here it is, I loved this book! Right from the first page I was hooked, not in the kind of 'gotta sit and read this in one sitting' hooked. But where I wanted to sit and enjoy the ride. Sam Thomas has a way with words that is nice and smooth, I felt like I was right in that time period with Bridget and Martha. His descriptions had me visualizing buildings, walks through York and right down to Bridget's husbands.
"...I was struck once again by the artist's inability to portray him as any less pathetic than he had been in life. In truth, it was a peculiar kind of masterpiece. As in life, my husband's eyes were somehow both sunken and bulging, and his uniquely weak chin became his most remarkable feature. His ears were perfect for a man twice his size, and his nose seemed to be recoiling from the prospect of smelling his own fetid breath. More than once I had considered remarriage if only to rid my home of so perfect a picture of so ridiculous a man."
A wonderful mystery that had me guessing right to the end.