Thursday, August 3, 2017

Peasread: The Address

The Address
Fiona Davis
368 pages
Publisher: Dutton (August 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 152474199X

If you like historical fiction, suspense, and mystery. This book is a wonderful read. The story weaves together the lives of  Sara Smythe and Bailey Camden who live 100 years apart, they both reside in the historic Dakota in Manhattan. I loved reading some of the history about the building itself, so much so that the book had me doing research on my own about this famed landmark.

Sara lives in a world of material opulence, she arrives as a servant in 1884 to be the manager at the Dakota. She has an opportunity to rise above her station in a world where one's sex, and lineage define their status.  There are many obstacles in her life but she is able to face them head on, and along side Theo Camden. Who is a resident of the Dakota along with his wife and three children.

Bailey, a 1985 resident of the Dakota who's ancestor was a ward of Theodore Camden has struggles of her own. She is recently out of rehab and trying to rebuild her life. She starts to discover clues to the murder of Theodore Camden and it just might shed some light on her ancestral roots. She may have the Camden name from her great great grandfather, but being a ward he was left out of the inheritance, can what is hidden change all of that?
This novel is pretty fast paced, there are no real slow lagging parts. I enjoyed the story, I don't do well with adultery and find no excuses for it. So there are parts of this novel that rubbed me wrong but the story wouldn't be the same without it. There is some language. Mention of physical relationships, and murder, but nothing graphic.

Would I read it again? Possibly.
Would I recommend it? Yes.

3 stars, I liked this book, it was an interesting read.

1 star – didn’t like it
2 stars – it was OK
3 stars – liked it
 4 stars – really liked it
5 stars – it was amazing

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