Review: THE RETURN OF CAPTAIN JOHN EMMETT by Elizabeth Speller

The Book Trunk recently read and reviewed The Return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s a sample:

It is that past which haunts the book. There are moving accounts of the war as various characters recall the traumatic events, and Speller’s sense of time and place is superb, but above all it is a story about people and how they deal with life and death, with love, grief, friendship, revenge, forgiveness and renewal. Speller writes beautifully, with great sympathy, always maintaining the dramatic tension, which is important in any kind of detective mystery.

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ww1ha recenty read and reviewed this book as well.  Here’s a sample:

There’s a great deal more telling than showing in this novel — I nearly set it aside. But it hangs on an interesting story, an especially tragic facet of life at the front, and I certainly can recommend it for that.

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