Reviewer: A reader
Ms. Poore definitely finishes her "Miss Sydney" series off with a bang! (Previous books are "The Brighton Burgler," "The Secret Scroll," and "The Cairo Cats.") This time, Miss Sydney is off to Egypt to discover the land her father loved. The characters are again wonderful, and the detail and vivid imagery surpass any of the previous books. Even the romance and sexual tension are evident and well done.
I might have given the book 5 stars except for two problems. First, Ms. Poore drops a significant part of the mystery midway through the book (I don't want to give too much away). Second, the climax and ending are too abrupt. There is an exciting pace set and within 10 pages, the whole thing is wrapped up tight. Wham, bam, thank you, mam.
However, read the previous books and happily end on this one. This book definitely is the best one of the series and leaves us with a good feeling and some unforgettable characters.