Henrietta Who? by Catherine Aird
Rating: 4 Stars
Description: Early one morning reserved but ordinary Grace Jenkins was found run down in the road in the quiet village of Larking. Her daughter, Henrietta, returns home to identify the body and sort through her mother's possessions. But it turns out that Grace had a lot of secrets and no one is sure who Henrietta really is.
Why I Picked This Book: I've been in a classic mystery phase lately and I've enjoyed the one previous book of Aird's that I had read.
My Impression: Reading this book I kept thinking that if DI Sloan and his colleagues had had access to Google this book would've been 25 pages long tops. However, lucky for us this book was published in 1968 long before everything was stuck in some kind of database or other, and we get about 160 pages of mystery upon mystery. Who is Grace Jenkins? Who is Henrietta? And who is the man in the picture? There are so many questions and every answer seems to lead to 3 more questions. I was worried that the ending would feel rushed or that the book itself would feel overstuffed since the actual page count was pretty short. Aird managed to perfectly balance all the details and while everything came together fast it didn't feel rushed. I thoroughly enjoyed my 2nd Catherine Aird book and am really looking forward to reading more and getting to know Detective Inspector Sloan a bit better.
Would I Read More of this Series/Author?: Definitely! She's made my authors I want to binge read list.
Would I Recommend this Book?: If you enjoy mysteries you really should give Catherine Aird a try.