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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Mata Hari's Last Dance by Michelle Moran




Michelle Moran does not disappoint - at all. I was anticipating another splendid read and I got it.

This time the setting was Europe but it was varied and interesting and brought in touches of the Far East all the time adding to the exotic ambiance. The story of Mata Hari and her rise to power from being a dancer to being an entertainer to the highest in the land (whichever land she went to!) was a rags to riches title. The ending was sad and unexpected. I thought there may have been a reprieve but it was not meant to be.

It is enigmatic because even at the end we do not know what Mata Hari's main role was. Was she a spy as she was convicted of being or was she just a woman in love with life and lots of men - a courtesan one of the best.

This was sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review courtesy of Touchstone.

5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I really know nothing about Mata Hari so I bet I'd learn a lot if I read this.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I read it last week and enjoyed Moran's story. Can't wait to see who she writes about next!

Blodeuedd said...

I do like Moran so...

Anna said...

I can't wait to read this one. Glad you enjoyed it!

Whitney Behr said...

I thought this was another fantastic book by Moran as well. She has a way of drawing you in that is magnetic. Wonderful review and couldn't agree more!