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Pardonable Lies (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 3) (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
Pardonable Lies - Maisie Dobbs, Bk 3 - Audio CD - Unabridged
Author: Jacqueline Winspear, Orlagh Cassidy (Narrator)
In the third novel of this bestselling series, London investigator Maisie Dobbs faces grave danger as she returns to the site of her most painful WWI memories to resolve the mystery of a pilot’s death. — A deathbed plea from his wife leads Sir Cecil Lawton to seek the aid of Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator. As Maisie soon learns...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781593978129
ISBN-10: 159397812X
Publication Date: 8/10/2005
Edition: Abridged
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Audio Renaissance
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Pardonable Lies in the 3rd entry in the Maisie Dobbs series and again the author creates an atmospheric novel, set in the times between the two world wars.

Maisie Dobbs is an investigator/psychologist who is asked to look into 3 cases, a young girl accused of murdering her stepfather, a man who wishes to know for certain his son died in the Great War and her close friend Priscilla Partridge asks her to locate where her brother Peter died during his time in service. Slowly the three cases become entwined and Maisie must face her own memories of the war. With her life at risk her admiration and friendship with her mentor Maurice Blanche is put to an extreme test and her faith is badly shaken.

Winspear really knows how to evoke an era of class structure, a nation still in recovery from the destruction inflicted by a World War, of people and families destroyed, damaged and haunted by the conflict. The characters, particularly Maisie are so well developed; there are so many shades of gray nobody is all good or all evil. Some lies are pardonable when there is a no win situation. The writing is very well done and the mysteries are complex and brought to satisfying conclusions. I did have a problem with the solution to the last mystery, it seemed a little Nancy Drew like, but that is my sole complaint in a gem of an addition to a wonderful series.
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Helpful Score: 3
I'm really blown away by Jacqueline Winspear's writing. It is not by chance that her books have been nominated for and won so many awards. I am reading her books in sequence so this is #3 for me. I simply love how she weaves her story lines and the fact that her characters are not black nor white -- but truly complex. And learning about WWI is an added bonus because before reading her 3 novels, I really didn't know much about it at all other than millions of soldiers lost their lives. It's so nice to read a book that is not full of blood, guts, sex and terror. I am truly enjoying this series.
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