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A to Z Review: The Beloved Girls – Harriet Evans

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Here is my review for the book I chose for E in my challenge.

This historical mystery follows Catherine, a barrister who has just lost a murder case. She starts to see a ghost from the past, but she isnโ€™t sure if maybe they are real.

Suddenly she says goodbye to her husband and disappears, trying to work out her guilt and terror from a night thirty years ago.

Thirty years ago, she was staying at the Vines, where an annual ritual took place but ended tragically. The ritual involves harvesting the honey from the bees in the chapel, with the beloved girls following.

Will Catherine work through her past? Is she hiding secrets?

This historical mystery is beautifully written and is set in three timescales, where you learn more about the Vines and the ritual that takes place there. You also discover many hidden and dark secrets which are lying in the characters history.

I found the book a little slow for me, but it was still a compelling read and the different timescales helped to unravel the lies and secrets.

There is an eerie feel to the story especially with the ritual and the mystery behind what happened on that fateful night.

Overall, a beautifully written historical mystery where a familyโ€™s ritual brings tragedy.

My Rating:

๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ.5 /5

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