A newly reissued edition of an Agatha Christie - writing as Mary Westmacott - 'Crime of the Heart' novel about the destructive bond between two jealous sisters. Laura Franklin bitterly resented the arrival of her younger sister Shirley, an enchanting baby loved by all the family. But Laura's emotions towards her sister changed dramatically one night, when she vowed to protect her with all her strength and love. While Shirley longs for freedom and romance, Laura has to learn that loving can never be a one-sided affair, and the burden of her love for her sister has a dramatic effect on both their lives. A story of consequences when love turns to obsession….
- Craig M. Hanson
The most perplexing Mary Westmacott tragedy. It starts well but the last third comes from the left field and feels tacked on. Some of the love matches feel like empty plot contrivances. It's still a good listen as even average Agatha Christie is compelling. Having said that this is not Mary Westmacott at her best.