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Messenger of Truth ~ Jacqueline Winspear

March 16, 2011

Genre: Adult Fiction/Mystery
Publisher: Picador
ISBN:  9780312426859
336 pages
Source: Book store

Scotland Yard doesn’t have time for reporter, Georgina Bassington-Hope’s paranoid theories. That’s why they’ve sent her packing to see Maisie.

It’s a total goose chase, see, her acclaimed artist of a twin brother fell off of his scaffolding while working and it’s been ruled, over and over, an accidental death. Case closed. Georgina can’t fight that lingering malicious feeling, though, and it soon finds her on Maisie’s front step, begging the question: if he didn’t fall of his own mistake then why is he dead?

Though this has been reputed to be the soggy middle of the series, lacking luster and drive, I found it to be one of my favorite reads and stories. Though the subject is largely art and theatrics, rather than the cold, hard facts of war, per usual, crime and conflict still abound in the fourth Maisie thriller.

It took me a little bit longer to get through this than it has previously taken me to read the books in the series, though the story was physically shorter. I think this either lies in a more complex subject (the underbelly of the art world) or a feeling of deeper connection with the players. The focus of the cast was the vibrant Bassington-Hope family that had a seductive charm, though flawed thoroughly.

I was expecting this one to fall flat as it has for so many bloggers, lately, so I was pleasantly surprised to find it to be one of my favorites.

One Comment leave one →
  1. March 18, 2011 10:56 am

    So glad to hear that you liked this one. Often I have a very different reactions to books that everyone seem to dislike, so I can understand your feelings.

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