Day 1146: Birdcage Walk

Cover for Birdcage WalkBest of Five!
Lizzy Fawkes has a close relationship with her mother, Julia, who has worked all her life for the rights of common men. She revolted against her family’s guidance, though, in the choice of her husband, John Diner Tredevant, a property developer. Julia thinks him too concerned with money, while he thinks Julia’s support of the French revolution is naive. Unfortunately, because Lizzy was so adamant to have John, or Diner as he prefers to be called, she cannot confide to her mother her occasional doubts, as Diner behaves in a controlling manner.

Readers already know that at the beginning of the novel, a man murdered a woman and buried her in the woods near the gorge of the Avon River. Diner is building his homes in Bristol overlooking that gorge, and we slowly come to fear that he may have murdered his first wife, Lucie.

link to NetgalleyWith the success of the revolution comes the threat of war with France, and buyers back out of their agreements to purchase Diner’s houses. Diner’s behavior becomes erratic.

This novel is a real page turner. It makes the fourth Dunmore novel I’ve read, each one better than the last. It builds up a lot of suspense as you wonder what Lizzie’s fate will be.

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10 thoughts on “Day 1146: Birdcage Walk

  1. katknit November 8, 2017 / 9:13 am

    Must try this author. Thanks!

  2. Helen November 8, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    I enjoyed the other two Dunmore books I’ve read (The Lie and Exposure) so I’m looking forward to reading this one. I’m glad you liked it!

    • whatmeread November 8, 2017 / 9:00 pm

      Yes, I liked them, too. The one I didn’t like as well was The Greatcoat.

  3. Naomi November 10, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    I still haven’t read any of her books, but my daughter loved the ones she wrote for young readers – Ingo, Tide Knot, and The Deep.

    • whatmeread November 10, 2017 / 6:08 pm

      I’m not familiar with those, but I have read four of her adult novels and liked all but one.

  4. TJ @ MyBookStrings November 21, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    I really must read more of Dunmore’s novels. I’ve only read The Siege, which was excellent.

    • whatmeread November 21, 2017 / 12:50 pm

      I haven’t read that one yet.

    • TJ @ MyBookStrings November 21, 2017 / 12:50 pm

      Actually, I just remembered that I’ve read The Lie as well. Not quite as good as The Siege, in my opinion.

      • whatmeread November 21, 2017 / 2:21 pm

        I enjoyed The Lie, so The Siege must be good.

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