Rocio S S itibaren Tordelrábano, Guadalajara, İspanya
I had heard many good things about this novel, and since I love historical novels and mysteries I was excited about this one. Alas, I was disappointed. The storyline felt disjointed, and the novel takes us in three parts: the early 1920's when most of the mystery is supposed to happen, then back to the beginning of Maisie's life and how she got where she was, and finally back to the 1920's. I actually enjoyed the second aspect of the novel the most, learning about Maisie's past and her interactions in the household where she was first a maid and then became a pupil of a doctor friend of her employers. But when I was first thrown back to that part of her life, it felt like I was being removed from the mystery and I had to adjust my brain to it. Oddly, then, when the book took me back to the mystery, I didn't enjoy it so much. I read this book a while ago now and I can't recall everything too well, but the mystery seemed rather simple and disappointing. I have the second book in the series and liked the first well enough to see if the next one is an improvement; but I did not like this one well enough to keep or to recommend.
i read this book at a very hard time in my life. will stick with me forever..