I have received a free e-copy of the book At the Dark Hour by John Wilson to review.
Here is the book blurb.
A loving affair is destroyed by the Blitz on London. Julia ends her relationship with Adam. Her concern is for her children and that, if she is divorced, she will lose them.
What is the nature of love? Does it have gradations? Love, and it’s textures, lie at the heart of this story. Love is where you find it. And sometimes it ambushes you.
And, often, it is hidden.
With 107 chapters, this is a very long book. We are introduced to Adam and Julia in the prologue, when Julia ends their affair in 1940. They had been meeting regularly at a London hotel.
Adam, a barrister is married to Catherine and the head of his Chambers is Jeremy Pemberton, Julia’s husband. But now Jeremy suspects and he petitions for divorce. So Adam has to leave both his home and Chambers. But he is taken under the wing of Roly Blytheway, who both defends Adam and gives him a job in his Chambers at Lamb Building.
As well as the divorce case, we also follow two cases that Adam is defending, both of which have relationships at their core.
The crux of the story is who loves who more. And we see lies and dubious evidence, all against the backdrop of the Blitz.
Although the book is very well written, it was not really my type of read. However I did enjoy how all the strands of the story are woven together.
At The Dark Hour is available on Amazon, currently priced at £4.07 in Kindle format and is also available in paperback. An interesting read.
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Disclosure. This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.
I’m not sure I could persist with this, the thought of all those chapters puts me off!! #readwithme
Luckily they are relatively short chapters, but one thing I struggle with regarding ebooks, is not really having a perception of how long a book will be
Sounds an interesting read!
Certainly well researched
Sounds alright, though the length would put me off, it takes me months to get through just 1 book these days
I haven’t managed to work out page count on Kindle app yet but the chapters were short although there were a lot of them
Another thrilling read – my autumn bookshelf is filling nicely
Not a thriller, but yes an interesting read