Book Reviews of The Companion

The Companion
The Companion
Author: Ann Granger
ISBN-13: 9780312363376
ISBN-10: 0312363370
Publication Date: 6/12/2007
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
A well-written, 19th century mystery in the manner of Anne Perry: suspenseful and conscious of 19th century sensibilities. Also, another delightfully strong female main character.
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Helpful Score: 2
Set in 1864, this Victorian mystery follows a young woman's adventures when she takes the position of paid companion and discovers that her predecessor has disappeared. With the aid of a young Scotland Yard detective who seems very familiar to her, she finds a deeper and darker mystery waiting to be solved.
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This was a nicely written Victorian mystery. I enjoy Ann Granger's writing style, she does a good job of evoking the atmosphere of Victorian London. I also liked the variety of characters from different classes of society. It's the first in a series featuring a very appealing heroine and hero, who have not really started a romantic relationship yet, but something is definitely in the air between them, and I'm sure it will be developed in the books following this one. Some of the coincidences that take place are pretty unlikely, but the villain was a surprise to me.
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great period mystery. very similar to those featured on masterpiece mystery on pbs.