The Burden, Paperback
1.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


A newly reissued edition of Agatha Christie's 'Mary Westmacott' novel, a Crime of the Heart novel about the destructive bond between two jealous sisters. 'Sometimes you haven't the right currency. And then someone else has to pay...' Agatha Christie Laura Franklin bitterly resented the arrival of her younger sister Shirley, an enchanting baby loved by all the family.

But Laura's emotions towards her sister changed dramatically one night, when she vowed to protect her with all her strength and love.

While Shirley longs for freedom and romance, Laura has to learn that loving can never be a one-sided affair, and the burden of her love for her sister has a dramatic effect on both their lives.

A story of consequences when love turns to obsession...




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An interesting presentation of how a very protective love can be smothering to the loved one and keep him/her from developing into all they could be. Not much else of note.

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