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Saturday, September 22, 2012

PARDONABLE LIES by JACQUELINE WINSPEAR



The series set after World War I are very interesting reads for me. Maisie Dobbs worked in France during the war as a nurse so the flashbacks are also indicative of what her work during the war involved. This particular book involves three separate mysteries of missing people - all missing in action so to speak and whose families in one way or another seek closure.

The results of Maisie's investigations are intriguing. You knew at the beginning that it is what not it seemed. No one had actually died the way the way they said (otherwise there would have been no mystery!) but the tale is very interesting and what transpires on the way and how it gets actually solved is what is good.

Maisie is not just part of an investigation here. In this story she also forms very much part of the emotional side of the story as she becomes personally involved in many ways. I did not care much for the psychic side of Maisie but then you cannot have everything.

This is a series involving Maisie Dobbs and I would certainly like to read more. The fact that I read this book in a large font made it so much easier on the eye as well.

9 comments:

bibliolathas said...

I like this series quite a lot, though I'm terribly behind (as usual!). I must find this one now.

Bookworm1858 said...

I read this book first although I believe it's actually the third and was very confused. I know that I need to start from the beginning and then I think everything will fall into place.

Nicola Mansfield said...

This is one series I've wanted to read *forever!*. I so love the time period!

Not sure I'd be keen on the psychic part though either. I like those kinds of books, but when it comes to mysteries I like everything firmly grounded in reality.

Noelle the dreamer said...

On the list Mystica!
Like you I am not fond of 'clairvoyance'but none the less, it peaked my interest (and by the by, I quite agree about the large print! Think we are getting on and such?)
All the best,

Lisa said...

I read a couple of the Maisie books and enjoyed them a lot. They are light enough that they don't make me tense reading them but have enough mystery to keep things interesting.

Nan said...

I dearly love these books, and have the two latest waiting for me.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

I've only read one of the Maisie books and it was a recent one... which left me a bit confused. I'm going to go back to the beginning and start there one of these days.

Ryan said...

I adore this series, though I haven't read this book yet.

Anna said...

I've only read one book in this series so far, but I definitely want to revisit it.