A Question of Guilt Author:Julianne Lee A Novel of Mary Stuart and the Death of Henry Darnley — It is three days after the execution of Mary Stuart and the streets of London are buzzing with the news. But not everyone is convinced that the scandalized Queen of Scots was guilty of plotting against her cousin, Elizabeth I, or that she was involved in the murder of ... more »her husband, Henry Darnley.
Scottish-born Lady Janet de Ros, wife of a wealthy English merchant, thinks the ravishingly beautiful Mary was merely an innocent bystander, betrayed by the machinations of a disloyal court. Determined to uncover the truth, Janet travels from Fotheringhay Castle to Edinburgh, to pursue an investigation that, she will come to realize, could endanger her life, and bring disgrace to her very own family.« less
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This book turned out to be more interesting than I anticipated. Beware, though. The first 70 pages are pretty slow, and you may wonder when the author is going to get to the heart of the story. Once the author gets rolling, the story is a page-turner and will leave you anxious to find out who the guilty really are.
This book really had no point. At first, the concept of hearing a new point of view was exciting, but it was a disappointment. The character really could not speak for Mary and the characters she ran across couldn't either. Therefore the "question of guilt" was never answered and the main character's life got in the way of telling the story.