The first two Flavia de Luce novels had me searching for other titles from the same author, searching every few days for a sequel. This is an author that you wait for in anxious anticipation. Jayne Entwistle's voice is the perfect Flavia, and this book in the series does not disappoint.
I want more.
The writing was captivating, so descriptive without going overboard, as are all the Flavia books. I couldn't wait to see how it turned out, yet didn't want it to end. It wrapped up a lot of the loose ends from the other novels.
Jane Entwistle's voice is perfect. The emotion caused me to get tears in my eyes more than once. She has a simple style of speaking the part of Flavia that adds just the right bit of drama, and her voices for the other characters bring the book to life.
This is the first author in a long time that I have enjoyed so much, I could write fan letters. I keep looking for new books that he has written. It is always hard to make sequels that are as good as the first, but I think I liked each one more than the last.
Prepare to ignore your family, your job, and hopefully all your cares, as you listen to Lynn Redgrave narrate this novel. Her voice is versatile and entrancing as she tells a story that makes you drop everything and listen. This isn't just a book to take to the beach or read while you wait. This is literature that can't be missed! Thank you, Diane Setterfield for writing it.
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