Monday, July 28, 2014


World War I Battlefield nurse Bess Crawford’s career is in jeopardy when a murder is committed on her watch, in this absorbing and atmospheric historical mystery from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd.

Home on leave, Bess Crawford is asked to accompany a wounded soldier confined to a wheelchair to Buckingham Palace, where he’s to be decorated by the King. The next morning when Bess goes to collect Wilkins, he has vanished. Both the Army and the nursing service hold Bess negligent for losing the war hero, and there will be an inquiry.

Then comes disturbing word from the Shropshire police, complicating the already difficult situation: Wilkins has been spotted, and he’s killed a man. If Bess is to save her own reputation, she must find Wilkins and uncover the truth. But the elusive soldier has disappeared again and even the Shropshire police have lost him. Suddenly, the moral implications of what has happened—that a patient in her charge has committed murder—become more important to Bess than her own future. She’s going to solve this mysterious puzzle, but righting an injustice and saving her honor may just cost Bess her life.

My thoughts...

If you enjoy historical fiction this is a great one. The author describes details well and the plot is a good, I like being unable to figure out who did it and couldn't which made the ending worth the read! Loved the cast of characters, the heroine, and the plot with so many interesting things happening throughout the book.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

Michelle F said...

Hi JoyAnne,

Great review!

My hubby & I are reading a bio of a WWII hero called `Turning Points` (author: Vicky Kaseorg)

It's a very good book. I highly recommend it.