Beth's Review: The Devil's Picture Book by Arabella Seymour
Author Provided Copy
Publisher: Peach Publishing
Released: January 12, 2016
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Women's Fiction
Length: 308 pages
Four women, friends from their school days, have grown apart with distance and time, until one of them puts in motion an ambitious plan for a reunion - at a country house health spa which - unknown to any of them - has a history of murder, intrigue and bad luck all it’s own. There is Rhiannon, determined to find out who her real parents were; Alexa, desperate for time to herself away from her controlling husband; Alice, whose husband treats her with contempt; and tragic Sunny, whose promising new life has suddenly come crashing down in ruins when she discovers she has a terminal illness. Across their path comes Andrea, the unhappy and neglected wife of ex SAS officer Roddy DeVille, tipped for New Year Honours glory, desperate to regain her fading beauty and his love along with it. The women meet without realising that this reunion will change each of their lives in ways none of them could possibly have imagined.
4.5 (Five) Boundless Stars
I would describe this book as “the Ya-Ya Sisterhood meets Murder She Wrote.” This is a loving tale of childhood friends reunited to find their lives are full of mystery, infidelity, secrets, and, worse of all, murder.
The Devil’s Picture Book has everything a good book should have. I was intrigued from the beginning. It took a while to figure the who’s who and how they were connected, but I was never bored for a second. I will warn readers that you may find yourself staying up way too late to find out what happens, more than once.
Overall, a great book; well written, smooth read and great characters, all of them, even the one you hate! An easy 4.5 Boundless Stars.