Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Observations by Jane Harris

Story of a young Irish girl who goes to work for a woman and her husband and is asked to do all manner of strange things for the woman. While the mistress of the house is out, the girl finds all of these journals that previous maids were asked to keep and a book the woman is writing called The Observations, and how she thinks a servant can be trained based on their personality. The girl finds out about another girl that worked for the woman who died mysteriously, and starts snooping around to find out what happened. Good story and keeps up the pace, but by the last 100 pages I could have cared less. The ending drug out way too long. 3 stars

1 comment:

DeSeRt RoSe said...

Sounds interesting, I'll have to check it out.. added to my tbr already :)