Then Mary Emmett enters his life- he knew her brother. Laurence is asked to investigate why John Emmett killed himself after the war. We meet some interesting characters, learn about the realities of trench warfare and shell shock. Many young men were destroyed by simply being in the war in Europe and this book in a way pays homage to those who suffered great emotional ill.
I really enjoyed reading it because the characters were drawn in such a way that I cared about what happened to them. The plot is interesting and a bit of a who-done-it, of a gentle and intellectual manner rather than a modern graphic nature. Speller is very talented and can tell a very plausible story so I will find her other two books and read those too. Well worth reading.
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The Return of Captain John Emmett