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- I could see it coming; the "what really happened" part. It was just a matter of a few details.
- I felt like parts were obvious or redundant. Sometimes the allusions to the book were too detailed. Really, is there anybody reading this that didn't read the original? I felt like things that were mentioned in conversation, were mentioned again.
- This was really a Darcy show and Mrs. Darcy aka Lizzie was just a housewife ...
- All suspicious activity was ... too suspicious, in the sense that I felt like the book was highlighted for my attention.
- I felt things like the trial were trying. I just couldn't get behind it.
- Supporting characters: I didn't like anyone besides the housekeeper.
I think my problem is, I didn't fully appreciate it as a mystery. Which were my main expectations. Maybe if I had gone in thinking of it more of a sequel?
Not bad, not bad, but meh.
Ellen's recommendation: Meh. I'd tell you to read it if you like Jane Austen and so I could compare your experience to mine. Otherwise, decide if you want period piece or mystery, but this is not a case of chocolate and peanut butter if you know what I mean.