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Death at Dawn by Caro Peacock
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Feb 05, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: female_author, mystery, historical, england, france, georgian_1714-1811_1820-37
Read in January, 2008

DEATH AT DAWN (Mystery/Historical-Liberty Lane-England/France-1837) - Okay
Peacock, Caro – 1st book
HarperCollinsPublishers, 2007, UK Hardcover – ISBN: 9780007244195

First Sentence: “Would you be kind enough to tell me where they keep people’s bodies,” I said.

Liberty Lane has gone to Dover to meet her father. Instead, she received a note that he has been killed in a dual and she is to say there. Instead, she heads to France in order to uncover what really happened. Instead, she becomes a spy and involved in uncovering a political conspiracy.

I had great hopes for this book. Unfortunately, it just didn’t quite work for me. The plot seemed improbably, at best. I never really connected with the characters. It felt as though so much more could have been done with the story. There was some suspense, but there could have been more. There was one story line that felt extraneous. What I did find most interesting was the book being set just as young Queen Victoria was coming to the throne and the cameo role of a young Disraeli. It was an okay debut
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