“Despite its wild-and-windy-moors Yorkshire setting, The River Within is no stock northern English murder mystery. In well under 300 fast-turning pages, Powell manages something much larger and more complex: an autopsy of the entire caste system of post-World War II Britain [ . . . ] Powell has not written a pale imitation of “The Crown” or “Downton Abbey.” The River Within contains multitudes; it’s a fresh look at the pressures our caste systems place upon all of us, no matter where we come from.”
Read the full review in the Los Angeles Times.