Thursday, August 16, 2012

Book Review - Elegy for Eddie

Elegy for Eddie (Maisie Dobbs #9)Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Reading each book in this series featuring Masie Dobbs, is rather like re-uniting with an old friend, catching up on her life and being given insight into how her mind works. It is not necessary to read all the previous books, but I would recommend it to receive the fullest view of Masie and her life.

This book, set in 1938 London, has Masie investigating the death of a young man known to her since childhood. She owns great skill in her work and always seems to know what to do and also what she can do to help others, sometimes regretting her actions.

Masie is a very introspective woman and it is fascinating to see how her mind operates. She is focused, but yet still unsure of what she wants for her life in the long run. Having inherited money after a childhood of very limited means, she has more options opened to her. Having lost her first true love in World War I, she is now in a relationship with James who loves her dearly.

A theme of the story concerns the rise of Hitler and his unparalleled thirst for power and evil.

This series is always a page turner and makes you long to know what next will happen with Masie.

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