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Book Review of Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 2)

Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 2)
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Four young women were once close friends. But then they abruptly grew apart. Years later, three died. Is the fourth the killer, or the next victim?

Sometimes you wonder if you really see things. I looked at the cover of this book and thought it interesting, but actually really didn't see what it depicted. It was only later, toward the end of the book, that I realized its significance. But about one third of the way through, when my attention was drawn to the fact that there were "four women," only then did I briefly wonder if the plot had anything to do with at at least two movies I have seen several times: adventure flicks---an original and a remake. Sorry, but to mention the title here would be to ruin the story for you.

Then the author threw in some new suspects and I forgot my thought after a few pages.

The human mind is a truly wonderful machine, it is busy solving problems in the background while you are unaware it is doing so. While I consciously didn't see the cover, my mind remembered it and later brought up the movies as a possibility. Needless to say, my brief thought of the movies was the key to the plot of the book.

In this book, Miss Dobbs also deals with some major problems in her life, aside from the investigation she was hired to do. Some include her friends and loved ones. Other directly impact her own life. For those who have come to like her, expect some major new influences toward the end of the book, and I don't mean her new hairdo.

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