The Widows of Malabar Hill

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Loved this book! What a pleasant surprise and new writer for me, Sujata Massey, talented. I read this book during December and just finished in the days off from work. A great view on India in the 1920s, an interesting and rather grim view on the position of women then and there and a great heroine, the first female lawyer Preveen Mistry in India, handling a sensitive case and trying to solve the murders included. 4.7+ so the first five star this year, what a start. This book was longlisted in the Goodreads 2018 Choice Awards, that's how I actually found it.
Highly recommended and can't wait for the sequel due in February!

India, 1921: Perveen Mistry, daughter of a respected family, just joined her father's law firm. Armed with a legal education from Oxford, Perveen has a tragic personal history that makes women's legal rights especially important to her. Misty Law has been appointed to execute the will of Omar Farid, a wealthy Muslim mill owner who has left behind three widows. But Perveen notices something suspicious in the paperwork: all three wives have signed over their inheritance to a charity. What will they survive on The widows live in full 'purdah', in strict seclusion, never leaving their quarters or speaking to men. Are they being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous guardian When Perveen investigates , tensions escalate into murder....


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