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Not one of Maisie Dobbs' best investigations
on 24 June 2013
I am a fan of the Maisie Dobbs books - I have read them all and look forward to new releases. On the one hand this means that I am expecting to love the next book that comes along, but having such high expectations can lead to disappointment. I don't know if I didn't enjoy this book because I had been anticipating its release for a while, was expecting it to be brilliant and was left disappointed or if it just wasn't very good.
I thought the plotline was interesting, unfortunately it didn't come off as the writing wasn't up to that of the previous books. The book seemed to have been rushed. The usually good sub-stories of Maisie's employees, family, friends & the times she is writing about are what to me make the series stand out, but not this time.
It was readable but if it had been my first Maisie Dobbs I don't think I would be bothered to read any more in the series.
If you are new to the series don't start with this.