Thursday, 19 April 2012

Review: The disappearance of Georgiana Darcy - Regina Jeffers

A Pride and prejudice mystery
SHACKLED IN THE DUNGEON of a macabre castle with no recollection of her past, a young woman finds herself falling in love with her captor—the estate’s master. Trusting him before she regains her memory and unravels the castle’s wicked truths would be a catastrophe.

Far away at Pemberley, the Darcys happily gather to celebrate the marriage of Kitty Bennet. But a dark cloud sweeps through the festivities: Georgiana has disappeared without a trace. Upon receiving word of his sister’s likely demise, Darcy and his wife, Elizabeth, set off across the English countryside, seeking answers in the unfamiliar and menacing Scottish moors.

How can Darcy keep his sister safe from the most sinister threat she has ever faced when he doesn’t even know if she’s alive? True to Austen’s style and rife with malicious villains, dramatic revelations and heroic gestures, this suspense-packed mystery places Darcy and Elizabeth in the most harrowing situation they have ever faced— finding Georgiana before it’s too late.

Genre: Pride and prejudice variation /sequel, Pages: 336, Published: April 17 2012 by Ulysses Press, Source: For review

My thoughts:
This was certainly different from other variations that I have read. It was darker and you know what, it kind of made me not want to visit Scotland ;)

Lizzy and Darcy are happy. Kitty is getting married. Mary is married, the Bingley's are happy and Wickham and Lydia, well you know about them. Here I do feel sorry for Lydia, sure she is a silly idiotic thing but not even she deserves him. Everything is fine except for something that the characters find out later on in the book. Something the reader sees glimpses of. Georgiana is missing, she went to Scotland to put the house in order for when her husband joined her. Yes she married Colonel Fitzwilliam. She has been missing for quite a while and that is what this book is about. Where is she? What happened? We do get to see her but what on earth is truly going on? It was hard to wrap my head around it and it all seems like a bad fever dream. Because Scotland is scary.

I did like how Jeffers managed that, she took dark things and twisted them around. She made me ask myself if I truly knew what happened to Georgiana. It is quite the mystery and it gets solved in the end, and then truly sinister things comes to light.

Conclusion:
It was a different sort of variation. A mystery with all of our favorite Pride and Prejudice characters. And a castle straight out of nightmares.

Cover:
Nice

44 comments:

  1. Ooooo sinister things come to light? That sounds extra intriguing! I like that this version is a little bit darker, the darker tales always draw me in:)

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    1. Trust me, very mysterious and dark things are going on. But what is what I kept asking when I read...hihi I can't say

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  2. ooh sounds like a creepy take on austen.

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    1. It was not that creepy since I did not know what was going on :)

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  3. I'm intrigued. Haven't read any historical mysteries. Sounds like the perfect setting!

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  4. I love the P&P characters and this one sounds so different so I wonder how much I will like it.

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    1. I do adore my PP books, I need more!

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  5. It is a variation I would like to read - dark and twisted, no problem. ;)

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    1. Lol, I think you would like the twisted truth

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  6. The synopsis made me thing Beauty and the Beast meet Jane. Dark and twisted sounds good..i am curious now..Great review

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    1. Hihi, I can't say anything. Just that she really made those twists and turns work

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  7. This sounds like a one of a kind Austen variation. I think I would like to keep my image of Scotland as it is ;)

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    1. Yes Scotland did not make the best impression on me ;)

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  8. Haven't seen a dark variation. This really makes me curious. Plus I do like all the twists. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

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    1. The twists were so good! And it managed to be dark, without being all dark and gloomy

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  9. I loved the darkness of this book. So different for an Austen sequel. Glad you liked it as well.

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    1. And I really liked how she did the plot. I was so confused cos I kept thinking no? Or? But then the truth came out

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  10. Oooo, this one actually sound really good with the darkness thing. ;) And to make you not want to visit Scotland, well, wow. Great review. :)

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    1. I know freaky right!? Cos I adore Scotland, the highlands, the castles and the accent ;)

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  11. I would LOVE to visit Scotland! Sounds like a fantastic book I would adore. ^.^ She married Fitzwilliam? 0_0 I didn't see that one coming!

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    1. I fear I saw it coming cos in many variations she marries him. An other fav is that he marries Anne

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  12. I like the sounds of this one!

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  13. Oh, wow. Georgiana's stories are rare, and to make this one so dark kind of scares me. I still think of her as all sweet innocence. I'd had to lose that imagine.

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    1. I really can't say anything but fear not..that is all I am saying

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  14. I wasn't too crazy about visiting Scotland in the first place but it sounds like I definitely wouldn't want to after reading this book!

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    1. I could think of better places after reading this one ;)

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  15. I am glad you liked it so much, but I am certainly not going to read it. I do not want to be afraid of visiting Scotland :)

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    1. That sure is heartbreaking, but hey maybe I will dare to brave it one day

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  16. Ooooh, this really sounds like one I'd like! Scotland and scary castles - yup, it's for me.

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    1. Who can say no to Scotland and scary castles ;)

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  17. Oh, now this sounds like a variation I could really get into, different from most that I've heard about.

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    1. So very different and that was truly the fun part about it

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  18. A darker variation, sounds like just the one for me lol

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    1. I honestly need one a month or I get all sad ;)

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  19. I like that it is a dark variation. It really sets itself apart. I'm definitely adding this one to my list.

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    1. Dark can be good, sure I like it light and fluffy but this one just had freak things going on

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  20. I can't help but... Stockholm syndrome comes to mind...

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  21. I like the idea of a P&P on the dark side!!!

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