I'm one of the publishers of All About Romance. I love reading romance, as well as mysteries, fantasy, history and historical fiction, and all kinds of other things. Staying on Goodreads for now but trying this out in case I decide to switch.
I'd give this 4.5 stars. I found out about this book from a mention on Rosario's Reading Journal and it piqued my interest. It's based on an actual tragedy which took place in London's East End during WWII, and the author centers her novel around the magistrate who drafted a report of the events. At times the narrative seems a bit dry, but there's something about the deeply understated quality of the writing that makes the story all the more haunting. Just as the magistrate reporting on the tragedy at Bethnal Green sought to explain the inexplicable, the book invites the reader to place herself in the shoes of various parties and to explore thorny issues of guilt and responsibility for others.