Tuesday, November 10, 2015
A Respectable Actress (Review)
This review is for the book "A Respectable Actress" by Dorothy Love. This is not my first time reading a book written by Dorothy Love. I enjoyed the two other books I read which were written by her, so I expected I would enjoy this one as well. Actually, I enjoyed this story more than the others I have read by her.
In this story, India Hartley is an actress in the late 1800's, a time when acting is looked down upon. India is in the middle of a performance when her co-star is shot to death - and all the evidence makes it look as though India is the murderer. Philip Sinclair is hired to defend her. The book follows the time leading up to the trial, as well as the trial itself, and then even after the trial has taken place. The author takes plenty of time to build a relationship between Philip and India. There are a couple of problems, though. Philip's wife's death has a bit of a mystery around her, as well as the disappearance of a local slave girl. And as India begins investigating, she finds there is much more to the story of her co-star's death than she realized.
I really liked this book and the writing style of Love. I would look forward to reading another book by her.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.