fiction literary mystery dark mysterious slow-paced

8 hours | first published 2020

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The incomparable Booker Prize winner's next great crime novel is the story of an aristocratic family whose secrets resurface when a parish priest is found murdered in their home.Detective Inspector St. John Strafford has been summoned to County We...
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Summary of 447 reviews

Moods

dark 86%
mysterious 76%
sad 35%
tense 25%
challenging 19%
reflective 11%
emotional 8%
adventurous 1%
hopeful 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 55%
slow 36%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 45% | Plot: 34% | Character: 19%

Strong character development?

No: 69% | Yes: 16% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 79% | It's complicated: 13% | Yes: 5% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 87% | It's complicated: 5% | Yes: 5% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 42% | No: 36% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

3.2

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