About The Book:
Among the brilliant array of Anne Perry’s New York Times bestselling novels, her Christmas stories occupy perhaps the warmest spot in the hearts of readers. Each one is a masterpiece of suspense; each is alight with the true holiday spirit.
This was a different Christmas story. While it is set during the Christmas season, there is no celebrating going on in this tale. If you are familiar with Anne Perry's characters from her Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, you will find the story of Charlotte's mother Caroline very interesting. But if you haven't read any of the previous Christmas novels or Pitt novels, then you might be at a bit of a loss as to who's who, and what is going on.
I thought the story of the theatrical cast gathering for a trial run of a play based on Bram Stoker's "Dracula" novel to be fascinating, and the mystery that is connected to the story is stirring and intriguing. But as far as being a Christmas story that "lifts the spirits and rejoices the heart" (as is described in the above description) - well, not so much. But, to each his or her own. Fans of Perry's work will love this short, but interesting continuation of the characters she is so well known for.
I recieved a copy of this book from the publisher for review. I was not compensated for my opinion.