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Innocent Blood This Is An Alternate Cover Edition For ISBN 0743219635, 9780743219631.Adopted As A Child Into A Privileged Family, Philippa Palfrey Fantasizes That She Is The Daughter Of An Aristocrat And A Parlor Maid The Terrifying Truth About Her Parents And A Long Ago Murder Is Only The First In A Series Of Shocking Betrayals Philippa Quickly Learns That Those Who Delve Into The Secrets Of The Past Must Be On Guard When Long Buried Horrors Begin To Stir.


10 thoughts on “Innocent Blood

  1. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Well written and engaging, Innocent Blood is one of those books in which you can t like any of the main characters, the word, reptilian, comes to mind to describe ...


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    who hasn t imagined that they were actually a child of mysterious fortune or an heir to a legacy of romantic adventure does anyone imagine the opposite the legacy instead one of squalid violence and tawdry misadventure, straight from tabloid headlines this early revelation is only the first of many disconnects between fantasy and reality that the oddly good hud protagonist suffers essentially a slow burning psychological mystery depicting the uncomfortable dance between a murderess, her who hasn t imagined that they were actually a child of mysterious fortune or an heir to a legacy of romantic adventure does anyone imagine the opposite the legacy instead one of squalid violence and tawdry misadventure, straight from tabloid headlines this early revelation is only the first of many disconnects between fantasy and reality that the oddly good hud protagonist suffers essentially a slow burning psychological mystery depicting the uncomfortable dance betw...


  3. says:

    Over the last year or so, I have met a wide variety of people who like knitting not least the ferocious and redoubtable knitters of CERN, one of whom was even featured on a recent Swiss TV program So, although I do not knit myself, I have come to develop some appreciation of the joy and heartbreak it can bring people.This book is one that I would advise knitters to approach with great caution Suppose there were a person you had thought about every day for many years, and longed desperately t Over the last year or so, I have met a wide variety of people who like knitting not least the ferocious and redoubtable knitters of CERN, one of whom was even featured on a recent Swiss TV program So, although I do not knit myself, I have come to develop some appreciation of the joy and heartbreak...


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    James is a good writer she must be considered at the top of the heap of the world s mystery writers Most others don t come close But her worldview is so misanthropic, most of her characters so hateful, pathetic, or disgusting the lovely Dalgliesh is an exception, and it s why you breathe a sigh of relief whenever he appears that all her novels are tinged and blighted by it Soaked in it This is a psychological thriller, not a police procedural Dalgliesh is not a character In this book t James is a good writer she must be considered at the top of the heap of the world s mystery writers Most others don t come close But her worldview is so misanthropic, most of her characters so hateful, pathetic, or disgusting the lovely Dalgliesh is an exception, and it s why you breathe a sigh of relief whenever he appears that all her novels are tinged and blighted by it Soaked in it This is a psychological thriller, not a police procedural Dalgliesh is not a character In this book the only humans you can stand are a blind hotel clerk, Violet, and a 12 year old rape and murder victim, Julie Everyone else is absolutely awful.Also, nothing in the characters motivations is believable The protagonist, Philippa, an 18 year old aspiring writer who wi...


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    Things I learned from this book 1 It isalwaysthe fault of the child for getting raped for being stupid, you know Or for taking the wrong route 2 You are supposed to like, empathise with and feel sorry for child murderers.3 If your husband rapes a little girl, your immediate response should be to give him brandy, murder the girl, and try to protect your husband Because strength.4 The poor, poor men rape because they are looking for love and gentleness 5 Child rape is really okay I Things I learned from this book 1 It isalwaysthe fault of the child for getting raped for being stupid, you know Or for taking the wrong route 2 You are supposed to like, empathise with and feel sorry for child murderers.3 If your husband rapes a little girl, your immediate response should be to give him brandy, murder the girl, and try to protect your husband Because strength.4 The poor, poor men rape because they are looking for love and gentleness 5 Child rape is really okay It was all nice and gentle anyway 6 A woman who likes casual sex will also enjoy rape Then, it would be the poor man who has to get rid of her by giving her presents 7 If you are adopted, it is merely because your adoptive father wants to have sex with you Ten years down the line It s all planned, I tell you 8 Everyone is unpleasant and disgusting 9 No one lov...


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    Well Crafted, But I Did NOT Enjoy it I almost gave this a 3, since clearly the story is well crafted and James knows her way around crime fiction.But I didn t enjoy reading this in fact I couldn t WAIT for it to end.She has a very cynical worldview All of the major characters are despicable It didn t help that Penelope Dellaporta read the audio in a sing song voice like a bored, upper class, English school girl.Philippa Palfrey, the adopted daughter of Maurice and Hilda Palfrey, uses the C Well Crafted, But I Did NOT Enjoy it I almost gave this a 3, since clearly the story is well crafted and James knows her way around crime fiction.But I didn t enjoy reading this in fact I couldn t WAIT for it to end.She has a very cynical worldview All of the major characters are despicable It didn t help that Penelope Dellaporta read the audio in a sing song voice like a bored, upper class, English school girl.Philippa Palfrey...


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    A young adopted woman applies to find out who her parents were, and getsthan she bargained for.The ending paid off, but it was a bit of a slog to get there There are a lot of layers to the truth, is the main story here The cynicism and political two by fours are tiresome, and in the end it s a po...


  8. says:

    So we come to Innocent Blood the second book I purchased from Sophie Hannah s Twist List with this one the unexpected part told me why it was on that list and was very clever but the rest of the book left me rather uncomfortable Good plotting and P D James classic writing that was not the problem.The characters were all pretty awful To be honest Phillipa Palfrey who discovers her mother is a child murderer never really bothers to find out the realities of that just dives into a relation So we come to Innocent Blood the second book I purchased from Sophie Hannah s Twist List with this one the unexpected part told me why it was on that list and was very clever but the rest of the book left me rather uncomfortable Good plotting and P D James classic writing that was not the problem.The char...


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    This was my first P.D James and I ll definitely be readingInnocent Blood tells the story of Philippa Palfrey, an 18 year old who was adopted at age 8 She has decided to exercise her right to find out who her birth parents were in an attempt to discover who she really is It doesn t all go to plan though, when she finds out the truth about her real parents and it s not the same as the romantic fantasies she s made up in her head I loved this book from start to finish It kept me engro This was my first P.D James and I ll definitely be readingInnocent Blood tells the story of Philippa Palfrey, an 18 year old who was adopted at age 8 She has decided to exercise her right to find out who her birth parents were in an attempt to discover who she really is It doesn t all go to plan though, when she finds out the truth about her real parents and it s not the same as the romantic fantasies she s made up in her head I loved this book from start to finish It kept me engrossed throughout and I really didn t want to put it down This isn t your typical crime thriller novel, it goes much deeper than that It s a psychological story of human nature, revenge and relationships The characters are well built, although not entirely likeable, and the plot is slow moving, but in a good way The plot develops well ...


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    This is an odd and disturbing book It s been some years since I read PD James I was impressed all over again by her skill as a writer and her ability to deal with psychological issues But I was also reminded how bleak her world view is Of ccourse the story is not exactly a light one, but I found the lengthy descriptive passages a bit heavy handed, as if she were writing a guidebook to the streets of London for depressives Even in the passages where she relects joy in her characters she make This is an odd and disturbing book It s been some years since I read PD James I was impressed all over again by her skill as a writer and her ability to deal with psychological issues But I was also reminded how bleak her world view is Of ccourse the story is not exactly a light one, but I found the lengthy descriptive passages a bit heavy handed, as if she were writing a guidebook to the streets of...