In their six years of marriage, Elizabeth and Darcy have forged a peaceful, happy life for their family at Pemberley, Darcy’s impressive estate. Her father is a regular visitor; her sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; the marriage prospects for Darcy’s sister, Georgiana, are favorable. And preparations for their annual autumn ball are proceeding apace. But on the eve of the ball, chaos descends. Lydia Wickham, Elizabeth’s disgraced sister who, with her husband, has been barred from the estate, arrives in a hysterical state—shrieking that Wickham has been murdered. Plunged into frightening mystery and a lurid murder trial, the lives of Pemberley’s owners and servants alike may never be the same.Title: Death Comes To Pemberley | Author: P.D. James | Publisher: Knopf | Rating: DNF
It’s so not going to happen…Death Comes To Pemberley by P.D. James
Yeah, so as the header stated…finishing Death Comes To Pemberley is so not going to happen.
I’ve tried and tried and tried to get into this book but it moves at snail speed. Every time I try to read it, I end up falling asleep. I even watched the movie hoping it would make me want to finish the book…but sadly, that is not the case.
I normally devour anything Austen-related, but this one is a no go and I was a bit disappointed because I have read and loved several Austen-inspired mysteries.
Overall, this was is not my cuppa tea. The movie is leaps and bounds better and that isn’t saying much considering the casting was questionable and the characters were so unrecognizable in their action.
So, lovelies, when do you give up on a book?
Do you have a certain page number or do you just go with your gut?