The Nature of the Beast: A Novel

The Nature of the Beast: A Novel

by Frances Fyfield
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Nature of the Beast 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a long time Fyfield fan. The more recent books in the series have been somewhat inconsistent. Fyfield's writing is always good but her plotlines now and then were not what they could have been. This time out, we've got a really good book that is, unfortunately, bracketed by a Foreward and an Endpiece that consist of letters. The letters, while obviously the only way the author could impart the particulars she wanted to get across, are tiresome. Once into the meat of the book itself, there's a cast of well-drawn characters and a plot that, on the surface, seems a bit strange. The subplot, however, is clever and the characters are revealed slowly, steadily until they emerge ultimately not at all as they seem initially. This is, finally, a well-told story with an entirely satisfying resolution. Recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This mystery's plot is not what it seems on the surface, which makes it an intriguing read. Amy, the runaway, is not trying to escape for the reasons that the reader may think. That said, she's not the most sympathetic character - in fact, it's pretty hard to find anyone to like in this cast. I do sympathize a bit with Elizabeth, the lawyer who is first to figure out all is not what it seems. Of course, you have to get past the fact that she's seeing her married boss. And I love the dogs, who are central to the story as well.
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How can we decide to buy or not to buy with no idea what its about???