what happened to the animals is tough to read. well, the whole book is intense. but I'm absorbing it all.
supposed to be Alice Payne Rides next, but I think I'm going to sneak in one Mystery novel ahead of it, probably Surfeit of Suspects by George Bellairs. then, for sure, Alice Payne Rides - I've bumped it off my reading schedule at least once, and I promise the author (if she's monitoring all my reneging), it will definitely be after the Bellairs book!