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Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear
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really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, mystery

Maisie is on the case again, this time into the death of a young artist whose pieces often feature the war. His death looks like an accident, but his sister isn't convinced, and neither is Maisie. The mystery in this book is probably the most horrible and painful of all the Maisie Dobbs book, and probably the one that delves most deeply into the great wounds the war has left in English society. Maisie moves away from her close mentoring relationship with Maurice, and comes to a conclusion about her relationship with Andrew Dene. I think this is possibly my favourite of the Maisie books - it's the darkest, the least hopeful, and perhaps the most realistic - there's not too much of Maisie sitting in chairs and being granted visions of past crimes, which is probably my least favourite aspect of the series.
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