Judith looked at Tilly. Found and held her gaze. ‘Oh,’ she said. ‘I do understand it.’ Her wings itched to be free of the suit she wore. Her anger chittered at the back of her brain. She licked her lips. Swallowed. Held herself poised.
The Daughters of Earth by Sarah Groenewegen contains Scotland, snow, an unqualified Doctor sewing up Sally Wright’s head wound, and nursing her back to health (shades of Kathy Bates’ Misery?), tea, UFO’s, Women’s lib, fugitives – and an alien that could have been one of the Doctor’s old foes, a Krillitane? I was intrigued by where The Daughters of Earth was heading and, as it turned out, to a dead end. The events here were not an official investigation, the Brigadier is meant to be on holiday (again) with Sally Wright, and he joins her later, only to find that she has not been at the cottage she rented for them to stay in. The clear up happens afterwards, when the Brigadier, joined by Bill Bishop, eventually get some grasp of what is happening, and Sally Wright’s disappearance in connection with the UFO sightings. Only for the culprit, Judith Edgley to escape. I understand that not all incidents are tied up neatly, questions answered, etc. and they happen, move on to the next. But it does leave an unsatisfactory end to what was a very good story.
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