A HEMORRHAGING OF SOULS by Nicola Furlong

A really good review, of a different type of mystery story, and different is good

What Has Been Read Cannot Be Unread

souls

A mystery, yes, but more of a psychological…. ummm…. well, not thriller, exactly, but maybe treatment, of a mystery.  Yeah, that’s what it is.

It is about a young Canadian policeman – a Mountie, actually, but without the horse, ( so you can wipe that image of Jeannette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy right out of your mind),  a young lady psychotherapist, and a girls Catholic school, The Perpetual Soul, called the Old Soul by the locals, headed by a feisty old soul herself, Sister Winifred, set on Vancouver Island.

The nice lady therapist is also an opera singer who rides a motorcycle.  The nice young policeman is the son of an abusive retired policeman,  and is related to Sister Winifred. She is his great aunt.

The story is built around the plot of Rigoletto, an Italian opera by Guiseppe Verdi, written in 1851.  Don’t know the story of Rigoletto? …

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