In the latest installment of the Oscar Wilde novels, and the last, Brandreth outdoes himself with such a stellar novel!
Oscar Wilde tells his tale of what happened while he was incarcerated in the prison of Reading Gaol for just over two years. In fact, everything that transpires is gritty and gripping. I couldn't stop turning the pages, so enthralled was I with Wilde's story - one he tells after his release.
While he's spending his time, Wilde's clever detective skills are put to use when a warden and a chaplain are found murdered. But what I found the most riveting is the change in Wilde's character. He really gives us, the reader, an indepth look into what he's thinking. Being silence, when he's used to speaking whenever he wanted and how, not to mention that there is next to no humor in between these pages, it's clear that Wilde faces some of his own fears and humanity. I'm sad to see the series end, but if this is, indeed, the last one, Brandreth did Wilde proud. Excellent writing and character depiction. If you enjoy this series, you won't want to miss this one. It's the best of the series! I can't praise this book enough!!