Author and reviewer E.L. Lindley reviews Darkroom at Rosie Amber’s book review blog.
Today’s team review is form E.L. Lindley, she blogs at http://lindleyreviews.blogspot.co.uk/
E.L. has been reading Darkroom by Mary Maddox
I enjoyed Darkroom by Mary Maddox on so many levels. On the one hand, it’s an exciting mystery but it is also underpinned by Maddox’s obvious love of art and in particular photography which enriches the story enormously.
The novel begins with a prologue describing four black and white photographs and Maddox goes on to cleverly structure the action around these images. They basically tell the story of a murder and Maddox uses her narrative to give the photographs meaning.
The person who captured the photographs is Day Randall, a free spirit who is dealing, not very successfully, with a bipolar disorder. Day disappears early on in the novel but her presence remains compelling throughout. Right from the title, it’s obvious that photography is going to be a significant…
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