fiction crime historical mystery dark mysterious medium-paced

217 pages | first published 1989

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August, 1143. The body of a woman is unearthed in the freshly plowed fields that once belonged to a local potter -- now a Benedictine monk. The woman is revealed to be his beautiful young wife, thought to have run away. Medieval Benedictine monk B...
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Summary of 65 reviews


mysterious 100%
adventurous 33%
challenging 33%
dark 33%
emotional 33%
relaxing 33%


slow 33%
medium 33%
fast 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Plot: 50%

Strong character development?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 66% | Yes: 33%

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