A murder in an aristocratic household? Unheard of and especially during a ball with hundreds of guests in attendance.
Bay, Annabelle's husband and Janie's brother, could not have killed his wife and then killed himself. Janie was determined to find out who the real killer was.
We follow the family as the book goes back and forth in time making the connections for us about who was who and what the circumstances were.
And what marvelous connections and secrets this family has.
The biggest bomb shell came right after Bay and Annabelle were killed.
A family member of Annabelle arrived at the house to give his condolences, but also gave some unsettling information about Annabelle.
THE ENGLISH WIFE was very proper, and the characters were portrayed as very proper as was expected in the 1800's, but were some who they said they were?
THE ENGLISH WIFE was difficult to connect with at first, but then the book became difficult to put down.
The ending revelations will be "burning" in your thoughts and have you wanting to talk about the book with everyone.
If you enjoy the 1800's, drama of privileged families, mystery, and secrets, THE ENGLISH WIFE will be a late-into-the-night read. 4/5
This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher, NetGalley, and Great Thought's Ninja Review Team. All opinions are my own.