Book Review: The Chocolate Cobweb by Charlotte Armstrong

The Chocolate Cobweb is a gripping mystery novel written by Charlotte Armstrong. The book tells the story of Amanda Garth, who discovers that her birth was shrouded in mystery and decides to investigate her true parentage.

Amanda approaches the Garrison family, who were briefly involved in her birth mix-up, in the hope of uncovering the truth. However, her search for answers soon turns dangerous when it becomes clear that someone in the wealthy and poisonous Garrison family is plotting a murder, and Amanda’s presence threatens their plans.

The novel is expertly crafted, with a well-paced plot that keeps the reader engaged from start to finish. The characters are well-developed, and their motivations are complex and believable. Amanda is a sympathetic protagonist, and the reader is drawn into her quest for truth and her increasing fear for her safety.

The book is set in a wealthy and privileged world, which is sharply contrasted with the dark and dangerous underbelly that lies beneath the surface. The tension builds steadily throughout the novel, as Amanda uncovers clues and becomes embroiled in the Garrison family’s dark secrets.

One of the book’s strengths is its use of imagery and symbolism. The chocolate cobweb of the title is a metaphor for the web of lies and deceit that the Garrison family has woven around themselves, and it is a powerful and evocative image that is used to great effect throughout the novel.

The Chocolate Cobweb is a superb mystery novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Armstrong’s writing is engaging, and her plotting is masterful. The book is a classic example of the genre and is sure to appeal to fans of Agatha Christie and other writers of classic whodunits. It is a must-read for anyone who loves a good mystery novel. You can buy a copy here.


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