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Book Review of Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 4)

Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 4)
Helpful Score: 1

I enjoyed this installment of the Maissie Dobbs series better than the other two books that I have read (not that I didn't like the others!).

In this story, Maissie just seemed a bit more human and approachable. The story seemed drew me in far more, perhaps mainly because it was a straight mystery story with a lot of red herrings and great clues. Also, it involved subject matter which really intersted me as an artist.

The tie-in the WWI was touching, horriffic, and haunting. The artist who was killed was committed to telling the truth about what he had seen during the war, no matter who it hurt.

The story about the death of the child touched me as well. I even had to fight tears in one spot, and I am generally a hard nut to crack.

As usual, the author's writing style is readable, fairly fast paced, but with great detail and narrative that invokes emotion and makes one think. The main characters, at least, are deep and complex.

Altogether, this is a great book, and I would hightly recommend it.

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