A tad disappointing

The Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, and a Family Secret - Catherine Bailey

Perhaps it is because of all the hype, but I found this book to be less than desired.  Bailey discovers that a former lord of the castle has destroyed some correspondances for certain years and sets out to find out why.


She can write; it is a galloping read.  Yet, I don't quite understand why Violet is a bad mother for not wanting her son to die in WW I.  Yes, what she did was classist and all, but it almost seems like Bailey wants her to be the bad woman in every situtation as opposed to a mere human who might be not want another child to die before her.


It's a bit Downton Abbey.