Book Review :: March Violets
My reading groove is well and truly back, well for now at least! So I've been making the most of it while it lasts as I'm sure life will get all super busy and stressful again and when that happens reading seems to be one of the things that I really let slip. Recently I've been setting aside 30 minutes or an hour of an evening, normally after a bath, to just cosy down on the sofa and read. It's nice to get that time where I don't look at any screens and just let my eyes have a break from staring at a computer, phone or TV. I think taking that time out has also been helping with my sleep which is always a good thing! You might remember in my last book review post that I mentioned I picked up a second book along with Once Upon a Time in the West Country and this was that book. I was intrigued by the blurb and the fact that it was a detective story which I'm kinda enjoying at the moment, plus who can say no to two for one offers?!
The Plot: It's 1936 and Bernhard Gunther is a private detective specialising in missing persons. Bernhard is approached by a reclusive millionaire who wants Bernhard to recover diamonds that were stolen when his daughter and son in law were murdered in their bed. In the process of solving the case Bernhard uncovers a conspiracy that eventually leads him to Dachau.
My Opinion: I'm still not really sure how I felt about this book. It was a good read that kept me interested throughout, although there were a few bits where the plot seemed to jump or their were very convenient coincidences that seemed a little too obvious. The ending also skipped forward and there was a mystery left unsolved, although I'm hoping that it gets resolved in the next book in the series. There is quite a bit of tension and intrigue, as you would hope to expect from a detective novel especially one set during the Nazi period.
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