When Constance, a lowly clerk in a London stationers, married Joseph Barton, a biological researcher, she believed she had found her ultimate husband and protector. But after three miscarriages and the troubled birth of their daughter, Angelica, Constance fears for her life. In an effort to avoid her wifely duties, she keeps the child in their ...Read MoreWhen Constance, a lowly clerk in a London stationers, married Joseph Barton, a biological researcher, she believed she had found her ultimate husband and protector. But after three miscarriages and the troubled birth of their daughter, Angelica, Constance fears for her life. In an effort to avoid her wifely duties, she keeps the child in their bedroom for seven years. When Joseph orders their daughter out of the room, Constance begins to fear his intentions, his potentially murderous hatred of her, and his efforts to alienate her from Angelica. Sensing the presence of supernatural evil in the house, she calls upon a spiritualist to combat the threats she sees to her life and child, and becomes distraught as her domestic life, and deteriorates into disorder and perceived danger. But is Constance right? In four sections, each taking a different character's point of view, "Angelica" proceeds to weave a tapestry of parallel and sometimes conflicting interpretations of the lives of Constance, Ann Montague - the spiritualist in whom Constance places her deepest trust - Joseph, and, finally, Angelica. Nothing here is as it seems.Read Less
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This is a story of psychological suspense, not really a "ghost" story. It concerns a family and marriage in crisis. The premise of the story is very interesting as it covers the same occurances from the different perspectives of the main characters and these each end up being colored quite differently. As I approached the end I was pretty sure at least one of these characters, (and perhaps all!) were quite insane.This was a very interesting approach to the story. The reason I only give it two stars is because I never really bought into any of the characters, or really cared all that much about any of them. It also gets bogged down in the language quite a lot. A much better sample of this authors skill can be found in "The Egyptologist".
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