The latest holiday novel by the bestselling author of The Sheen on the Silk is set in 1860s London, where an orphan boy named Worm witnesses a woman's kidnapping in the days leading up to Christmas. His plans to rescue her are upended when he discovers that she's in the midst of trying to bring to justice men who murdered her father—a task Worm and his friend try to assist her with.
Dickens meets Gillian Flynn in Anne Perry’s latest Christmas period piece ... Perry’s taste for horror emerges in a deadly fire in the final pages. Lest you be too alarmed, be assured that the real Christmas Revelation here is the warm holiday embrace of young Worm’s makeshift family.
Since this is an Anne Perry novel, readers will not be surprised to learn that it is expertly plotted with revelations at every turn—all of which ties up into a nice Christmas bow in the touching finale. A Christmas Revelation is another welcome holiday guest and a fine Yuletide read.